A Development Environment for Micro-Services with Docker and Node.js

In this article we will explore how we at blogfoster set up our development environment with Docker. If you're already familiar with Docker you can jump directly to our setup and skip this short overview. TL;DR Use one shared Docker network and unique container names. Docker If you haven't…

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Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS OpsWorks - part 3

This article is the last one of this series. The first artice describes how to write a small Chef recipe to deploy a Node.js application. The second article describes how to extract Chef recipe logic into Custom Resources. Now, in this third article, I will show you how to…

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Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS OpsWorks - part 2

In the last article I described how to build a simple cookbook for deploying Node.JS applications using Chef. Check it out if you want to recapitulate the steps as we will re-use them here. In this post I want to describe how to group your Chef code using Custom…

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Deploying Node.js Applications with AWS Opsworks

At blogfoster we love AWS, Node.js and the philosophy of microservices. As we built more and more microservice, we needed to come up with an automated deployment. Our current development workflow is based on Docker, but we're quite experienced with Chef and AWS Opsworks, so we wanted to start…

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