Tuesday, February 14th 2017 (8d ago)

Meet `now-billing`: Manage Payment Methods from the CLI

Matheus Fernandes (@matheusfrndes)
Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

At we're big believers in the power and expressiveness of the command line.

Today we are introducing two new commands to our now CLI toolchain:

  • now billing (or now cc) to manage your credit cards
  • now upgrade (or now downgrade) to pick your plan

Thanks to these, new and existing users won't have to leave their workspace when the time comes to upgrade their account.

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Monday, February 13th 2017 (9d ago)

An Easier Way to Alias

Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

Today I'd like to take some time and sum up the updated capabilities of now and what's needed for properly handling the process of moving a project to the production stage.

In addition, this post will teach you how to alias instantly by running now alias and customizing your config.

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Saturday, January 28th 2017 (25d ago)

Customizing Now using `now.json`

Nathan Rajlich (@tootallnate)
Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

As the CLI for now grew bigger, many options were introduced for allowing you to customize its behaviour. Because of this, we're now shipping an easy way of keeping track of your configuration.

Starting with v4.0.0 (partially landed silently in in v3.1.0) of the now CLI, you'll be able to define all of these options in a separate file called now.json. Check out the full list in here!

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Tuesday, January 24th 2017 (29d ago)

Now Desktop for Windows

Matheus Fernandes (@matheusfrndes)
Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

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!

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Thursday, January 19th 2017 (34d ago)

Faster JavaScript Deployments

Nathan Rajlich (@tootallnate)
Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)
Tony Kovanen (@tonykovanen)

As we mentioned when we introduced Docker support, there are three pilars or universal targets that most software teams build upon and you can deploy by running now:

  • JavaScript: any directory with a package.json file.
  • Static files: HTML websites or even just a list of videos and images.
  • Linux containers: any project with a Dockerfile.

This announcement will focus on the first one. Starting today, you'll notice a major speedup when deploying and building JavaScript projects that rely on the vast npm ecosystem.

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Wednesday, December 21st 2016 (64d ago)

Nathan Rajlich Is a Zeiter

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)
Nathan Rajlich (@tootallnate)

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!

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Friday, December 9th 2016 (75d ago)

Our Commitment to Open Source

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

Today we are introducing our Open Source Software projects page (/oss). The goal behind this new section is twofold.

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Wednesday, December 7th 2016 (77d ago)

Using External DNS Services with Now

Olli Vanhoja (@OVanhoja)
Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

Starting with version 0.35.0 of the now command line interface, we'll provide out of the box support for DNS/CDN services like CloudFlare or StackPath.

This is made possible by a few improvements we've made to the way how now is verifying new domains before you can use them.

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Monday, November 28th 2016 (86d ago)

Deploying Git Repositories

Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

Until today, the common workflow for deploying a project located on GitHub was cloning it to your device, adjusting it and then running now to shoot it up into the cloud.

With this update, it's getting much easier.

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Thursday, November 24th 2016 (90d ago)

DNS Record Management Through the CLI

Olli Vanhoja (@OVanhoja)
Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

Since we introduced our own global DNS service zeit.world earlier this year, most of our customers found it to be pretty awesome and instantly decided to let us take care of their domains' resolution.

Today, we'd like to expand this service even further by allowing you to interface directly with our nameservers by making your domain's DNS records editable.

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Friday, October 28th 2016 (117d ago)

Static Hosting using Now

Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

This time, we'd like to tell you about the perfect workflow when it comes to hosting static applications and sites on now.

Although some developers already found it do be pretty easy, we decided to make it even more straightforward by introducing a new feature for the command line interface.

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Tuesday, October 25th 2016 (120d ago)

Next.js

Naoyuki Kanezawa (@nkzawa)
Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)
Tony Kovanen (@tonykovanen)

We're very proud to open-source Next.js, a small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript webapps, built on top of React, Webpack and Babel, which powers this very site!

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Thursday, October 20th 2016 (126d ago)

Say Hello to `now certs`: Advanced Certificate Management Using Now

Olli Vanhoja (@OVanhoja)

As of version 0.26.0 of the now CLI, our users will be able to manage the SSL certificates used in their deployments directly from their device.

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Thursday, October 6th 2016 (139d ago)

The Hyper Plan

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

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.

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Wednesday, September 28th 2016 (147d ago)

Now.app

Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

Today we're ecstatic to introduce Now.app, our desktop app and the new distribution model for our cloud toolchain. You can jump straight to the download page, the code or read on for a quick overview!

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Saturday, September 10th 2016 (165d ago)

The Now CLI goes open-source!

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

now 0.25.0 is out with a lot of new features and bug fixes. In addition, we're happy to announce you can now inspect its code, modify it, contribute to it or file issues and suggestions!

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Friday, September 2nd 2016 (173d ago)

Environment Variables and Secrets

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

Today we are introducing a new option, a new command and a new API to manage your deployment's environment variables and secrets.

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Thursday, August 18th 2016 (188d ago)

COBOL in the cloud

Olli Vanhoja (@OVanhoja)

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:

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Tuesday, August 16th 2016 (190d ago)

Here is `now --public`

Nathan Rajlich (@tootallnate)

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.

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Tuesday, August 16th 2016 (190d ago)

Leo Lamprecht Is a Zeiter

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)
Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

I'm extremely happy to announce Leo Lamprecht is joining the team. Leo found us and emailed us before we had even made our plans or any of our products public.

Ever since, he's been helping on and off shape a lot of our products and polish the little details that matter. Today I'm glad to share that he's now with us full time!

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Monday, August 15th 2016 (191d ago)

Introducing Dockerfile support

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)
Tony Kovanen (@tonykovanen)

Today marks a special day in the evolution of and our serverless deployment product offering.

With now 0.20.0 we are introducing the fastest and simplest solution to deploy, build and scale containers in the cloud. If your directory contains a Dockerfile, just type now to deploy it.

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Wednesday, July 27th 2016 (210d ago)

Olli Vanhoja Is a Zeiter

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

I'm delighted to introduce our newest hire, Olli Vanhoja, to the community! I asked him some questions so you can get to know him. Feel free to reach out to him on our new Slack community!

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Monday, July 25th 2016 (212d ago)

Announcing Private npm Support

Tony Kovanen (@tonykovanen)

One of the top requests from our customers has been the ability to deploy projects with dependencies hosted in private npm scopes.

True to our style, as of now 0.19.0 you can deploy such projects with just one command (and a flag):

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Friday, July 22nd 2016 (215d ago)

Introducing Your Dashboard

Naoyuki Kanezawa (@nkzawa)

The experience just got much better!

We've made it really easy to keep track of everything that's happening with your account and deployments.

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Friday, June 17th 2016 (250d ago)

Introducing API Tokens Management

Naoyuki Kanezawa (@nkzawa)

We just introduced a new pane under your account's settings to visualize your API tokens. This includes 3rd party integrations and your existing browser and command line sessions!

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Monday, June 6th 2016 (261d ago)

Node v6

Tony Kovanen (@tonykovanen)

We're very happy to announce that all new deployments to now will be served with the newly released Node.js *6.2.1* effective immediately.

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Friday, June 3rd 2016 (264d ago)

Announcing `micro` 3.0.0

Kevin Roark (@kevin-roark)

We're excited to introduce micro 3.0.0.

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Thursday, June 2nd 2016 (266d ago)

Async and Await

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

JavaScript, in particular Node.js, has been frequently associated with callback hell. If you've written code that deals with a lot of async I/O, you're probably familiar with this pattern:

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Tuesday, May 31st 2016 (268d ago)

Hello `now alias`, Custom Domains and Instant SSL

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

Today we're introducing now alias and with it the easiest way to take your deployments to production. Instantly and securely.

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Sunday, May 15th 2016 (284d ago)

The now API

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

I'm happy to announce the general availability of the now API.

Head over to the documentation, or read on to learn more about the background behind it and what it can do for you.

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Friday, April 29th 2016 (300d ago)

Serve It, Now

Leo Lamprecht (@notquiteleo)

UPDATE: This project is now deprecated. Please use now directly instead!

A particularly exciting capability of now is that it enables the seamless global delivery of JavaScript applications.

It's a general solution for serving both dynamic and static applications in the cloud.

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Sunday, April 24th 2016 (304d ago)

`now rm` Is Here (and More!)

Tony Kovanen (@tonykovanen)

It's useful to think of now as _git for deployment_.

In git, the current state of a file is made up of lots of little patches made to its original state, that you included with `git add` at some point in the past.

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Thursday, April 21st 2016 (307d ago)

Package Installation Improvements

Tony Kovanen (@tonykovanen)

We've spent a lot of time refining the now deployment process to make installations reliable, fast and predictable.

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Wednesday, April 20th 2016 (309d ago)

Introducing `now ls`

Naoyuki Kanezawa (@nkzawa)

Today we're introducing now 0.10.0. Install or upgrade to it with:

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Wednesday, April 13th 2016 (315d ago)

Why now?

Guillermo Rauch (@rauchg)

Our mission at 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.

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