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Dj Walker-Morgan
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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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The January 2021 Fly ChangeLog

If you missed 2020, lucky you, to get you all caught up, here's our Previously On Fly segment. Caught up? Good. And now here is the Fly ChangeLog, covering the end of December 2020 to January 2021. 6PN Networking and IPv6 WireGuard VPNsLet your a...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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Fly In 2020 - A year in features (and articles)

TL:DR; Launch, Turboku, Custom Domains, Scaling, One-Click Apps, Persistent Storage, Private Networking and Wireguard VPNs. Fly's had an unprecedented year, along with everyone else. For us, it was bringing our Application Platform to the world, a...

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How to build a global message service with NATS

There are actually two examples that make up this example. One example is a Websocket-based chat that relays its messages through that NATS cluster. The other part is that NATS cluster, configured as a global messaging cluster that you can install...

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Get fly with your Fly command line

The command... It started off as flyctl but we kept being asked when would the command become fly. "Why not both?" we said and now, on most platforms, you can use flyctl or fly interchangeably. Boom! Three keystrokes saved! The current app... ...

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The November Fly Changelog

Example ApplicationsWe've been focussing on getting more example applications for Fly into your hands. Each guide is complete with a walkthrough of how they were put together so you can see the power of Fly in action. Or you can hop straight to t...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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More Appkata Examples to Try on Fly

The latest additions to our Appkata collection of example apps have landed and they cover how to fit Fly to your selected applications and are some super useful apps anyway. So let's dive in. Node-REDEver wanted to be able to dive into your cloud...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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Appkata - Example Apps on Fly

To build a modern application, you need to know how to take down your technical challenges in style. It's a style we call Appkata! Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing with you the moves you need to deploy apps onto Fly that let you build faste...

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Fly Answers Questions - Suspend, Resume, Restart and Redis

Q: I'd like to park my Fly application for a little while so it isn't consuming resources. How can I do this without destroying the application and redeploying it later? A: As you'll have noticed, Fly applications stay running all the time ready t...

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The October Fly Changelog: Preview Disks and DNS and Better Builtins

Disks in PreviewIf your application needs to have persistent storage, then the currently in preview volumes feature is for you. The volumes command allows you to create persistent disks for your application. These persist between restarts, deploy...

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Fly Behind The Scenes: Fresh Logging

Since Fly launched, we've been collecting and managing logs for all the applications running on the Fly platform. It's a critical but often rarely noted function of the platform. When you type flyctl logs, behind the scenes, there is a lot of com...

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Stuff Your Pi-Hole From Anywhere

A Pi-Hole could be the hero of your web connection. It blocks advertising at the roots; the DNS roots that is. By setting up your own Pi-Hole, you can tip all your local network's requests for known advertising domains down it. What is Pi-Hole?Th...

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Maps, Apps, and Tracks

Marathons, long and hard. Personally, I wouldn't be caught doing one, but I'm always up to help someone who is, especially when I can use a bit of Fly to do it. Steve, our global infrastructure whiz, asked if I could think of a good way to track...

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