About Lucas Carlson

Lucas Carlson is an entrepreneur and professional programmer who specializes in the development of web applications at scale. Lucas is the Founder and CEO at the leading cross-cloud PaaS company AppFog. He has authored over a dozen Ruby libraries and contributed to a range of significant Rails products including Rails and RedCloth. Lucas founded, ran and judged the popular Ruby on Rails contest Rails Day and has been a well-received speaker at many major programming conferences. Lucas was the first engineer at MOG and was responsible for development and technical direction for that seminal music streaming service. Lucas lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves statistics and Go.

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About Lucas Carlson

Lucas Carlson is an entrepreneur and professional programmer who specializes in the development of web applications at scale. Lucas is the Founder and CEO at the leading cross-cloud PaaS company AppFog. He has authored over a dozen Ruby libraries and contributed to a range of significant Rails products including Rails and RedCloth. Lucas founded, ran and judged the popular Ruby on Rails contest Rails Day and has been a well-received speaker at many major programming conferences. Lucas was the first engineer at MOG and was responsible for development and technical direction for that seminal music streaming service. Lucas lives in Portland, Oregon, and loves statistics and Go.

How We Built AppFog Using Cloud Foundry

The value proposition of using the cloud is that “things will be easy this way.” Building and operating large scale clouds, however, is rarely easy. As Mark Lucovsky said in his recent interview, “Who said large scale distributed systems are simple?” While solutions … Continue reading

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