The Future of Qovery - Week #1
During the next ten weeks, our team will work to improve the overall experience of Qovery. We gathered all your feedback (thank you to our wonderful community 🙏), and we decided to make significant changes to make Qovery a better place to deploy and manage your apps.
This series will reveal all the changes and features you will get in the next major release of Qovery. Let's go!
👋 Farewell .qovery.yml
When we released the first version of Qovery in January 2020, we wanted to make app deployment as frictionless as possible for any developer. Meaning, deploying your app is as simple as putting a Dockerfile and a files at the root of your project. Configuring your application and all its required resources (CPU, memory, database, storage, custom domain) was so simple that thousands of developers are using Qovery today. But the .qovery.yml brought three significant downsides:
Complexity to configure your application
Since we launched our web console, configuring an application is difficult. You can't do it from the web console. You have to edit the .qovery.yml from your repository, commit, and push your changes to apply them, which is inconsistent and definitely not the experience that we want to offer to our users. Removing the .qovery.yml means that app configuration will be possible via the Qovery web console.
Multiple apps from the same git repository
Because Qovery relies on the .qovery.yml within a git repository, managing multiple times the same repository as different apps are not possible. Removing the .qovery.yml will make deploying multiple times the same repository possible.
- You need to start the same application in a "worker" mode and in "API" mode.
- You need to deploy an app for several customers, but each customer needs to have its own app.
Last but not least, more than 40% of our users were requesting mono repository support. Removing the .qovery.yml will make mono repository support finally possible.
And I am not mentioning the complexity to keep in sync the .qovery.yml with our internal state... That's for all those reasons that we decided to get rid of the .qovery.yml file.
In the future, we'll probably support the .qovery.yml for "Infrastructure as Code again", but in a different manner.
Join the community on Discord to give your feedback.
See you next week -- same place :)