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Dj Walker-Morgan
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Dj Walker-Morgan
By Dj Walker-Morgan
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Fly - Now With Power Pause

What's a pause for?When you start building your applications, there may come a point where you don't want to keep your application running - mothballing while another project happens, schedule delays, or just plain wanting to manage your costs. T...

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WebSockets and Fly

WebSockets are powerful things for creating interactive applications. Example Zero for WebSocket examples is the chat application. This leverages WebSockets' ability to keep a connection alive over a long period of time while bidirectionally passi...

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Fly Changelog May 15th 2020

Since the last ChangeLog, we implemented a whole new scaling system with updates to the platform and flyctl. You can read all the details in the Updating Scale article. We've also been improving the performance of our backhaul, which moves traffic...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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Deno on Fly

We've been working with Deno for Fly for a while and its great blend of TypeScript, V8, Rust and simplicity makes for a great app experience. And great apps deserve a great deployment. We enjoy Deno so much that when we brought out our first cloud...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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Updating Scale

We have been recently looking at how scaling commands work on Fly and we've come up with a new system with a simpler model and more compact command set to work with. We'd like to introduce it to you today. The Scaling SystemPreviously, at least i...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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Fly Changelog 1st May 2020

Since the last ChangeLog, we've introduced some enhancements to flyctl which make it easier to deploy tagged local and remote images directly to Fly. There is also a new load-balancing algorithm in operation which should be more effective with wid...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
7 min Read

Deno on Fly using Buildpacks

What’s Deno?The deno.land website bills Deno as a secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript. In practice, it’s like working with a streamlined Node where TypeScript is the norm, with a solid Rust foundation. It also incorporates many of the ...

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Imaginary on Fly, just One-click

The folks behind Imaginary have worked with Fly and they also added the one-click launcher to their README on GitHub so that potential Imaginary users can be up, converting, resizing and more faster than ever. For Imaginary's creators, it’s also a...

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Fly Changelog 17th April 2020

This past week has been one focused on the Fly infrastructure with earlier certificate renewals now in place and a dedicated Changlog page. We also made time to bring in some user contributed changes to the flyctl which make debugging fly.toml fil...

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Fly Changelog 9th April 2020

7th April 2020FlyCtl – v0.0.115 released Buildkit support. Setting environment variable DOCKER_BUILDKIT to 1 will enable use of the v2 buildkit backend which performs async parallel builds. For compatibility, DOCKER_BUILDKIT defaults to 0. ...

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By Dj Walker-Morgan
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Powerbuilding with Fly

Identifying your buildWhen you deploy, the flyctl application looks for instructions to build the image in a Dockerfile or creates a builder VM to do the image build. Let’s start with the flags that control where flyctl looks for things. -c, -...

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Fly Answers More Questions

Q: What if I get a large number of malicious TCP connections from around the world that are malicious and cause a large number of apps to be launched in the various datacenters. Are we on the hook for the bill? And is there anything in place to st...

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