AppHarbor, a platform as a service (PaaS) provider for .NET developers and businesses, today announced an add-on API that will provide a self-service portal for third-party service providers. This new release lets developers purchase cloud services through a single, easy-to-use interface and easily integrate additional functionality into the applications they build on the AppHarbor platform. The catalog of add-ons available with this release include MongoHQ, Cloudant, Redis To Go, Memcacher, New Relic and Mailgun. These services are now offered on the AppHarbor platform and seamlessly integrate into a users pre-existing applications enabling immediate and automatic access to the comprehensive capabilities of each offering.
“AppHarbor addresses needs that have yet to be resolved by other solutions in the market and this release further differentiates our PaaS offering,” said Michael Friis, co-founder at AppHarbor. “In a short time, our platform has been adopted by more than 5,000 developers. It fulfills a need that the .NET Community has had for some time. We are extremely excited to announce add-ons that make it extremely easy for our users to purchase the cloud services they desire.”
AppHarbor’s platform gives .NET developers access to a Git- and Mercurial-enabled continuous deployment environment that supports a rapid build, test, and deploy workflow common to agile teams and startups. AppHarbor features automated unit testing which allows developers to test code before it gets deployed, eliminating the possibility of deploying code that breaks their site. Additionally, AppHarbor takes only 15 seconds to deploy new code versions, compared to 15 minutes like other solutions on the market. The AppHarbor platform is self-hosting and capable of deploying new versions of itself. AppHarbor makes deploying and scaling .NET applications quick and simple.
AppHarbor customers can visit the add-ons catalog at appharbor.com/addon. Once an add-on is selected, developers can immediately start using the service. MongoHQ, Cloudant, Redis To Go, Memcacher and Mailgun are available now. Support for New Relic will be available by July 6.