I heard you like Tetris...

So why not play tetris inside Stackato, or any other server that allows you to tunnel via SSH? Now you can, thanks to the help of Mathias Buus who created a program that will let you play tetris in full colour in your terminal window. Most of my time at ActiveState HQ is spent on getting open source applications like tetris or docker’s internal registry ‘stackatofied’. We choose applications that are new and exciting or that demonstrate deploying an application in some way. … »

How to create your own Custom Service in Stackato

Services are essential for cloud-enabled applications and therefore core to Stackato. Whether it’s relational database services like PostgreSQL, message queueing services like RabbitMQ, NoSQL data stores like MongoDB, or caching with memcached, our devs have worked out how to get popular services integrated with Stackato, and the default services have been great for almost every application. But what if you wanted to rely on your own custom service? Hopefully, by the end of this post, you’ll understand how services work in Stackato, how they’re provisioned, and how to make your own custom service plugin for Stackato! … »