Hello world

Apr 29, 2021

Welcome to the Railway blog. If you haven't heard of us before (how did you end up here then?), we are attempting to build software development infrastructure for humans. We don't want you to have to worry about deployments, observability, clusters, or, even worse, dealing with Docker. Your job should simply be to work on your core product and we'll take care of the rest.

Have you ever had a killer idea and spent hours if not days and weeks just setting up your development environment and then had to fight another whole battle just to get the damn thing live? With Railway, all your environments live in the cloud. You can provision databases and services instantly without having to worry about configuring them for different environments. We've faced all the frustrations and problems you have and this is our attempt at solving them.

Over the next few weeks (and posts), we will write about how to deploy the most popular frameworks and tools on Railway with the click of a button. No, seriously, that's all you have to do. If the starter includes a database, we will provision it for you automagically. You can view all our starters in our public repository. Pull requests are more than welcome! 🤗

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The Railway button

We built a button and we think it's pretty cool. The Railway button is our one-click way of cloning and deploying Github repositories on Railway. We have a bunch of starters that you can choose from and deploy to your own Railway account.

You can also configure your own Railway button by pointing it to any Github repository and specifying the plugins to install and the required environment variables. Once created, you can share it with your friends and/or teammates and they can deploy the application on Railway with no additional configuration required!

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We are only just getting started and would love for you to come build with us. Give the product a try and let us know your feedback/suggestions on Twitter and/or Discord.

If you're curious about our blog, we've also published a detailed guide on getting a similar blog live using Notion as the CMS for your blog. We think it works great as anyone can go in and update the content on Notion and the changes are immediately reflected on the blog!