23 Nov '12, 2am

Team Obama: “[…] major languages we used (Python, Ruby, PHP) as well as the frameworks (Flask, Rails, Kohana)”

Team Obama: “[…] major languages we used (Python, Ruby, PHP) as well as the frameworks (Flask, Rails, Kohana)”

It also helped that the campaign, at least for internally developed applications, relied almost exclusively on Amazon Web Service for its infrastructure, eliminating a lot of the financial burden of infrastructure management. "For the applications built by the OFA [Obama for America] technology team, 99.999 percent were AWS hosted," VanDenPlas said, "purely because it was the best fit for what we were doing. As a whole, if you include privately hosted virtualized environments in the cloud architecture definition, I believe everything was 'cloud,' even down to our development environments running inside of Vagrant on our laptops."

Full article: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/11/how...

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