Basic AppEngine Asynchronous Tasks

Google’s AppEngine is a very useful platform in the way it allows developers to have an application server up and running within 10 minutes. It leverages the Google infrastructure, too, offering high speed, high capacity, etc. Wow (Awesome!) However (Hmm), AE does not allow for the usual multi-threading mechanisms…

How to deploy your web app to Amazon EC2 using Capistrano

What is Capistrano? Capistrano is an open source tool mainly used to deploy web applications from source code management (SCM) to one or more servers. The aim of this guide is showing how to easily deploy your app to amazon EC2 using Capistrano. We can leverage its multi-stage extension to provide a different deployment strategy […]

How to set up and exploit an Apache Solr environment on Amazon EC2

What’s Solr? Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, and geospatial search. Solr is highly scalable, providing distributed search and index replication, and it powers the search and […]

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