About a year ago we introduced now to the world. We set out to validate very simple hypotheses. Deployment should generally not take more than one command. It should be serverless and you shouldn’t generally have to touch many knobs to scale.
Most importantly, that it should be built on open standards, be open source and use no proprietary APIs. Today, a quarter million deployments later and thousands of domains in production, we are happy to announce that Now is becoming a universal interface to every cloud provider.
Our mission is to make the cloud approachable to everyone in the world: From developers to designers, from seasoned engineers to those getting started.
Last year we announced Now Desktop, the easiest way to get started with now. By installing Now Desktop (available for both macOS and Windows), the now command-line client is automatically set up and kept up-to-date. Entire organizations can now get on the cloud by simply installing the app and logging in.
Today we are introducing its biggest evolution to date: Now Desktop 2, with support for realtime events, one-click team switching and faster deployments with support for streaming.
Our semver-aware cloud cache can speed up version resolution and download of packages dramatically. What's more, when a yarn.lock or npm-shrinkwrap.json are present, we get to faithfully and nearly instantly reproduce your development conditions.
Node.js 8.0.0 has just been released and we have made it the default for all new Node.js deployments. With the new native support for async and await, deploying a microservice is now easier than ever before.
The stable 8.0.0 release is now the default runtime for all new Node.js deployments. If you want to lock in a particular version or range, you can use the engines field in your package.json (more).
now has been designed from the ground up with dynamic scalability in mind. Today, I’m excited to introduce you to our now scale command, which gives you fine-grained control over our scaling and autoscaling capabilities.
On the heels of our announcement of free unlimited static deployments earlier today, we are excited to introduce a beta release of the upcoming Next.js 3.0, featuring next export, dynamic components and various bugfixes.
Today we are extremely excited to announce a major overhaul of our static deployment type. From now on, static websites and files will be 10x faster to deploy, faster to serve and best of all: free and unlimited.
Our deployment platform is completely elastic. Our plans are based on how many deployment instances (i.e.: copies of a deployment) are actually running. We thus allow you to deploy and scale infinitely.
One of the biggest barriers to publishing is the effort involved in the coordination between the different systems involved: domain registration, DNS setup, load balancing and encryption (TLS certificates), deployment, logging and measurement.
Our mission is to simplify the access and setup of these systems for every person, including those inside teams and organizations.
Today we are happy to announce we're removing the complexity associated with domain name acquisition and configuration and with it a special 1-week offer starting today of any .xyz domain name for U$1!
Our cloud hosting solution now was introduced to the public nearly a year ago. At the time, it was capable of deploying any Node.js project by just typing now, and returning a new URL each time, pioneering the idea of immutable deployments.
The news that Xervo (formerly known as Modulus) is shutting down was announced today. We are thankful to the Xervo leadership team for choosing us as the provider for their customers to transition their production deployments to.
In this blog post we'll walk you through our migration plan to now. You'll learn in a few simple steps how to continue your online operations and resume deploying changes to your services and websites without any interruptions.
It is my pleasure to announce another Zeiter! This time it's Jarmo Isotalo. To help you get to know him, I put together an informal interview. Feel free to reach out on our Slack community if you want to find out more!
More than 3.1 million developers read our announcement post of Next.js. More than 110 contributors have submitted patches, examples or improved our documentation. Over 10,000 developers have starred us on GitHub.
Today, we are proud to introduce Next 2.0 to the world. What follows is a quick summary of every new feature and improvement we have made.
As our product and platform has grown, documentation has scattered around. One can use now easily by just following the help on the command line program, but details were also divided between GitHub, our blog posts and product pages.
With our APIs and product offerings maturing and stabilizing, we are proud to introduce our official documentation center. I invite you to read on to learn about how it's structured, what it includes and how it will evolve!
I'm excited to announce new improvements for the user experience, responsiveness and security of your deployments. We have revamped our Web UI for you to easily inspect the status of ongoing builds and new deployments.
We are also making it much easier to diagnose build errors on both the Web and CLI UIs.
now is built with reliability and simplicity in mind, thanks to our ability to straddle across different cloud providers without introducing any API complexity.
When you deploy, we take the code that's already working on your devices and launch it in the cloud. No special setup is needed. You don't need to learn anything other than the very configuration you already use, such as package.json and Dockerfile.
The wait is over: We're bringing Now Desktop to Windows! Deploy and share any Website or API with just one click. Enjoy seamless integration with your OS and automatic updates.
To get started, head to our Download section to find Now Desktop for Windows. Once installed, our built-in tutorial will walk you through its capabilities. Be sure to also check out the GitHub repository to learn from the code and file issues or suggestions.
Read on to find out what Now Desktop for Windows can do for you!
It is my pleasure to announce another Zeiter! This time it's Nathan Rajlich, creator of node-gyp and core Node.js committer. Nathan and I have been working together since the LearnBoost & Cloudup days, and he was also a part of the WordPress.com acquisition. To help you get to know him, I put together an informal interview. Feel free to reach out on our Slack community if you want to know more!
It's now been 90 days since the first 0.1.0 release of HyperTerm. It's been thrilling to see it grow from a small experimental demo to one of the most popular projects on GitHub this year, with close to 9,000 stars.
A few days ago we announced support for Dockerfile compilation. In practical terms, it means that now became a universal platform with support for the three primary compilation targets of the Internet:
▲ZEIT offers an OSS plan that gives open-source maintainers free hosting. We believe that if your code is free, the cloud resources you need for your project's demos, docs, APIs and bots should also be free.
Our mission at ▲ZEIT is to make the cloudfast and easy to use for developers and designers everywhere. In this inaugural post I want to outline a bit of our history, talk about our first product now and our future goals.