Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider AppHarbor has this week released an add-on API designed to provide a "self-service" portal for access to third-party service providers.
This new release is targeted at developers purchasing incremental cloud services to bring additional functionality into the applications they build on the AppHarbor platform.
Add-ons available with this release now include MongoHQ, Cloudant, Redis To Go, Memcacher, New Relic and Mailgun and each of these will integrate into a users pre-existing applications
These services integrate into a user's pre-existing applications, enabling immediate and automatic access to the comprehensive capabilities of each offering.
"AppHarbor addresses needs that have yet to be resolved by other solutions in the market and this release further differentiates our PaaS offering," said Michael Friis, cofounder at AppHarbor. "Our platform has been adopted by more than 5,000 developers. It fulfills a need that the .NET Community has had for some time. We are extremely excited to announce add-ons that make it extremely easy for our users to purchase the cloud services they desire."
AppHarbor's platform gives .NET developers access to a Git- and Mercurial-enabled continuous deployment environment that supports a rapid build, test and deploy workflow common to Agile teams and startups. AppHarbor features automated unit testing which allows developers to test code before it gets deployed, eliminating the possibility of deploying code that breaks their site.
Additionally, AppHarbor takes only 15 seconds to deploy new code versions, compared to 15 minutes like other solutions on the market. The AppHarbor platform is self-hosting and capable of deploying new versions of itself.