Cloud platform player AppFog has made a play for the hearts and minds of developers looking to deploy and scale web-based applications with its new support for Ruby and Node.js. By adding support for these popular programming languages, the company is hoping to extend its range of developer options to programmers using PHP, as well as Ruby and Node.js, for their working environments.
Offering what is currently said to be a private beta for developers, AppFog's platform includes infrastructure to automate scalability, which the company hopes will allow application developers to create and "seamlessly scale" PHP, Ruby, and Node.js based applications. With AppFog, users can deploy, manage, and scale their code on dedicated servers with a single command.
"While PHP is the most widely adopted web language, Ruby and Node.js applications are growing quickly, which is why adding support for these languages is the next logical step for our product," said Lucas Carlson, CEO of AppFog. "AppFog is dedicated to providing developers with an easy-to-use, reliable platform that allows them to scale and deploy their web-based applications. We have built the best PaaS experience for PHP developers and are looking forward to delivering it to all developers."
AppFog's flagship PHP Fog service supports 20,000 application developers who have collectively created and deployed approximately 10,000 applications using its platform. The company says it has closely collaborated with thousands of developers to understand their pain points and build an infrastructure that automates scalability and makes the deployment and management of applications easy.