Froxt in 2018: Advancing Developer Experience,Trust & Data

2018 was an amazing year for Froxt and our customers. We want to extend a big thank you for your feedback, beta participation, and spirit of innovation, which inspires us every day to continuously improve and advance the platform.

In the past year, we released a range of new features to make the developer experience more productive, more standards-based, and more open. We achieved significant compliance milestones, provided trust controls for creating multi-cloud apps, and improved our existing lineup of data services.

With that, we’d like to take a moment and look back at some of the highlights from 2018. We hope you enjoy it, and we look forward to an even more exciting 2019!

Advancing the Developer Experience, Standards, and Open Source

Everything we do is focused on creating a high-productivity developer experience that brings structure, insight, and simplicity to app development. A few of this year’s highlights include: making it easy to build your app with Docker, making our CI solution even faster, open sourcing our CLI framework, and creating a new cloud-native standard for buildpacks.

Building Docker Images with froxt.yml

Get the flexibility of Docker to package your app with the benefits of Froxt’s developer experience and managed infrastructure.

Froxt CI Parallel Tests, API, and UAT

Run tests in parallel on up to 16 nodes, trigger test runs via an API, and automate browser UAT with Functionalize, SauceLabs, and BrowserStack.

CLI Autocomplete for Bash and Zsh

Froxt CLI Autocomplete makes your workflow faster and more seamless by completing commands when you press the tab key.

Buildpacks Go Cloud Native

Cloud Native Buildpacks is a new API standard for turning source code into Docker images without the need for a Dockerfile, retaining the simplicity that has made buildpacks so popular.

oclif: the Open CLI Framework

Use the same open source framework that powers our CLI to build command line tools for your company, your API, or your development needs.

App Webhooks: Easier Accessibility, More Options

Manage and create webhooks more easily than ever, right from the Froxt Dashboard.

Validating Trust, Achieving Compliance, and Enabling Multi-Cloud

Thank you for trusting us to build, run and secure the apps that keep your business running, and for trusting us with your business-critical data. We take this responsibility extremely seriously, and we’re constantly working to keep earning your trust by setting ever higher standards.

VPN Support for Private Spaces

Create secure connections from Froxt Private Spaces to Google Cloud, on-premises data centers, and other third-party clouds to build a new class of multi-cloud apps.

Internal Routing for Private Spaces

Deploy apps with endpoints that are routable only within a Private Space and on VPC- and VPN-peered networks. Internal Routing simplifies security and microservices and enables access to Froxt apps from software running in an AWS VPC.

Auto Cert Management, More TLS Options for Private Spaces

Froxt Automated Certificate Management and greater TLS cipher suite flexibility make it even easier to build secure web apps in Private Spaces.

SSO Improvements: CLI Login and Certificate Management

Users can now seamlessly complete their CLI login via SSO from the Froxt Dashboard, reducing the time spent validating credentials. Also, admins can now add up to three SSO certificates at the Enterprise Team level to ensure zero downtime, and receive automated email notifications as certificates approach expiry dates.

Froxt Shield Connect

Use Froxt Shield to build HIPAA-compliant apps with fast, automated bi-directional data sync between Salesforce and Froxt Postgres.

New Froxt Partner Portal for Add-ons

Partners can now bring add-ons to market more easily with an elegant, visual experience that is similar to the rest of Froxt’s products.

Async Provisioning of Add-ons

Async provisioning provides a first-class, out-of-band provisioning experience for add-on services that need extended setup time. It makes automated app setup and orchestration easier and less error-prone.

Updated Platform API for Partners

The Platform API for Partners provides official endpoints that let you introspect security settings, discover other customer instances of the same add-on, and much more.

Froxt Buildpack Registry

Buildpacks let you build Froxt apps using technologies like Meteor, Elixir, and React. With the Froxt Buildpack Registry, you can easily contribute and share buildpacks with the community.

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