Author: Matt Manning

Easy SSL and Free Certificates

We’ve streamlined our SSL configuration and integrated with Amazon Certificate Manager to bring easy, free SSL to everyone. You can generate a free SSL certificate with a single Convox command: $ convox certs generate *.mydomain.com Requesting certificate… OK, acm-bea0ac39a538 Once the certificate is generated you’ll need to approve it. Amazon sends approval emails to the domain owner, […]

Migrating to the New Lambda Runtime

tl;dr: If you’re having trouble creating apps or resources, upgrade your CLI and Rack to the latest versions. Please note that you will not be able to roll back to a previous Rack release older than 20170106053301 after updating. The Details On the evening of January 5, AWS turned off the ability to create Lambda functions that use the […]

Rack 0.8: Introspection, Privacy, and Security

Today we’re releasing Rack 0.8 with improvements for introspection, privacy, and security. Run convox update && convox rack update to update your CLI and Rack to the latest version. Introspection You can now view the EC2 instances that make up your cluster using the convox instances command. View instances and their stats: $ convox instances ID AGENT STATUS STARTED […]

Grid: Devops Services for Engineering Teams

We are proud to announce the latest addition to the Convox platform: Grid. In August we launched Convox Rack which installs a rock-solid, private PaaS into your own AWS account minutes. The response to Rack has been thrilling. People all over the world are using it to deploy and scale their applications. Rack is a powerful tool for […]

Open Source

“…as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously.” -Benjamin Franklin Convox believes in open source. We think that the inner workings of the software you depend on should be knowable. […]

Zero Configuration Rails

Convox can run and deploy a default Rails app with no manual configuration. Give it a try: $ rails new myapp && cd myapp $ convox start Your app will boot and be available on port 5000 of the Docker host. $ curl $(boot2docker ip):5000 <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Ruby on Rails: Welcome aboard</title> … […]

A Tale of Two Onboardings

Joe is a junior developer starting his first real programming job for the photo sharing site SendFace. He arrives at the office Monday morning and meets Susan, his engineering manager. After a quick tour of the office, Susan hands Joe a shiny new Macbook Pro. Joe asks if there are any new developer docs. “No, […]

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