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experimental installer for getting open source apps running quickly on DigitalOcean

I built this small Sinatra app because I wanted a simpler way for people to install my software OneBody[1] on DigitalOcean.

This uses the new MetaData[2] feature of the DO API to pass a config string to be processed by CloudConfig[3].

Once that is done, there is a small bit of code running on the VM to tell this app when the install is finished so you get a progress bar while you’re waiting.

To be clear, DigitalOcean is doing all the real work – this app simply acts as a hand-off between your app.yml config file on GitHub and the DigitalOcean API.

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by: Tim MorganOctober 31, 2014Visit site

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A copy of this app is running at, but you are free to install it on your own host since it knows how to install itself using the same tech. (How meta!)

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