fog

The Ruby cloud services library

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gem install fog
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fog/fog

Whether you need compute, dns, storage, or a multitude of other services, fog provides an accessible entry point and facilitates cross service compatibility.

Just getting started working with cloud resources? You are not alone, and having so many complicated options makes it hard to know where to start. fog delivers the knowledge of cloud experts to you, helping you to bootstrap your cloud usage and guiding you as your own expertise develops.

By coding with fog from the start you avoid vendor lock-in and give yourself more flexibility to provide value. Whether you are writing a library, designing a software as a service product or just hacking on the weekend this flexibility is a huge boon.

With a rapidly expanding community and codebase the advantages of fog just keep coming. Join us and together we will realize the future of cloud computing.

Prerequisites

Fog recommends using MRI 1.9.3 or 2.0.0. MRI 1.8.7 and 1.9.2 are still supported by the Fog community, but are no longer supported by the Ruby community at large. While not officially supported, Fog has been known to work with Ruby Enterprise Edition, Rubinus and JRuby.

Quick Start

To install

gem install fog

Now type ‘fog’ to try stuff, confident that fog will let you know what to do. Here is an example of wading through server creation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud:

>> server = Compute[:aws].servers.create
ArgumentError: image_id is required for this operation

>> server = Compute[:aws].servers.create(:image_id => 'ami-5ee70037')
<Fog::AWS::EC2::Server [...]>

>> server.destroy # cleanup after yourself or regret it, trust me
true

Go forth and conquer

Play around and use the console to explore or check out the getting started guide for more details. Once you are ready to start scripting fog, here is a quick hint on how to make connections without the command line thing to help you.

# create a compute connection
compute = Fog::Compute.new({:provider => 'AWS', :aws_access_key_id => ACCESS_KEY_ID, :aws_secret_access_key => SECRET_ACCESS_KEY})
# compute operations go here

# create a storage connection
storage = Fog::Storage.new({:provider => 'AWS', :aws_access_key_id => ACCESS_KEY_ID, :aws_secret_access_key => SECRET_ACCESS_KEY})
# storage operations go here

geemus says: “That should give you everything you need to get started, but let me know if there is anything I can do to help!”

Contributing

Resources

Enjoy, and let me know what I can do to continue improving fog!

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2012 geemus (Wesley Beary)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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