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By Lubien & Chris Nicoll

Turbocharge Your Heroku Apps With New Turboku

In early 2020, before we launched our VM platform, we made a little landing page called Turboku. It was a one-click launcher to deploy a Heroku app on Fly.io. It let people try us out without spending time porting an app. Many of our first custome...

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By Chris McCord

LiveBeats: Building a Social Music App With Phoenix LiveView

We decided that 2022 was a good year to ship a full-stack Phoenix reference app. The "full stack" metaphor has progressed beyond its humble beginnings of some REST endpoints and sprinkles of JS and CSS. Showing off a todo app is also no longer sta...

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By Kurt Mackey & Chris Nicoll

Free Postgres Databases

We like building side projects and also hate paying for hosting for side projects. We also know that y'all like free stuff. And we think that when you use free stuff for side projects, there's a pretty good chance you'll pay for similar stuff for ...

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By Lubien

Self-service Account Deactivation: Why It’s Harder Than You Would Think

We've just introduced a self-service UI for deleting your Fly.io account. From time to time people ask us to deactivate their account. It happens! Maybe you just tried a walkthrough out of interest, or you created a new account with a different na...

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By Kurt Mackey

Fly.io Is Hiring Support Engineers

Right now, support at Fly.io is handled through a public forum at community.fly.io. We have an active, helpful community, and the Fly.io team is always around for backup (and sometimes head-on) assistance. The Fly.io team's M.O. is to help people...

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By Mark Ericksen

Launching Livebook Using LiveView

The Livebook launcher was super fun to create. Everything happens in a single LiveView process. There was a problem though… it wasn't great if we were in the middle of deploying the app for the user and one these things happened: User hits "refr...

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By Thomas Ptacek

Fly.io Is Hiring Rust Developers

The platform that makes all this stuff work, the engine of our system, is written in two different systems languages: Rust and Go. Go code powers our orchestration; it’s what converts Docker images and provisions VMs. Rust code drives fly-proxy, o...

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By Chris McCord

How Safari Ruined My Tuesday

Safari 15 shipped in September 2021 and included an obscure CSS bug that broke most LiveView applications. The LiveView client operates in two modes – connected, when it can talk to the server over websockets, and disconnected when offline. When L...

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By Kurt Mackey

32 Bit Real Estate

Two obvious costs of running Internet apps for users on your own hardware: hardware and bandwidth. We buy big servers and run them in racks at network providers that charge us to route large volumes of traffic using BGP4 Anycast. You probably have...

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By Thomas Ptacek

Fly.io Is Hiring Technical Writers

We write a lot at Fly.io. It’s our most important tool for reaching potential customers. We write mostly in 3 different places: In our documentation, which is all public and online, and which (of course) targets people already working with our ...

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By Chris McCord

How We Got to LiveView

LiveView strips away layers of abstraction, because it solves both the client and server in a single abstraction. HTTP almost entirely falls away. No more REST. No more JSON. No GraphQL APIs, controllers, serializers, or resolvers. You just write ...

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By Michael Dwan

Fly.io Is Hiring Full-Stack Developers

We’re working on super fun problems and are looking for more people to join us. In particular: we’re looking for full-stack developers. We expect this will be a good role for early-to-mid-level career developers. Some BackgroundFly.io’s users int...

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