Hacker Happenings: Badger Rails Launches
For those of you in the know, StartupMinds is the sister company of technology incubator Curious Minds. Founded in 2004, the team at Curious Minds have been building early-stage companies that use innovative, accessible technologies to tackle grand-scale problems.
Today the Curious Minds development team announced the launch of Badger Rails. If you are one who dreams in code, then you NEED to know about this. Badger Rails WILL fundamentally change how developers set up and deploy servers. Check out the release below. If you are a developer who uses the Ruby on Rails web framework, be prepared to have your mind blown.
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Technology Incubator Launches Platform-Agnostic Badger Rails
Open Source Project Gives Developers Easiest Way to Set Up Servers
LOS ANGELES, CA -- December 18, 2012 — Los Angeles-based technology incubator Curious Minds announced today the release of Badger Rails, a project that seeks to fundamentally change how developers set up and deploy servers. Badger Rails is a Ruby gem that delivers developers utilizing Ruby on Rails, today’s most popular web framework, the easiest available way to deploy a Rails 3 project.
“The Badger Rails deployment framework can be used easily to install, maintain, and secure all software and websites on any linux or unix based server,” explains Dr. David Gonen, co-founder of Curious Minds who developed the project.
This framework maintains the development packages, servicing them automatically while additionally securing the server with a firewall. Additional features include automatic installation, securing of databases, SSL certifications, and multiple user capabilities. Badger Rails is especially noteworthy because of its capability to deploy to any server platform, including market leaders such as Rackspace and Amazon EC2.
“We are excited to make this contribution to the Ruby developer community. We are ardent supporters of the open source movement and hope developers find this as useful as we have,” says Dr. Gonen.
Curious Minds will make the Badger Rails API available via GitHub which will allow additional remote deployment and automation to be created for deployment and administration through UI or custom applications.
To learn more about Badger Rails visit their site here.