How to Simplify Configuration of Your Application with Environment Variables

We all want our applications to be simple to configure. One way to do that is to use environment variables and that is also the conventions defined in “The Twelve-Factor App“. If you are not familiar with the thinking behind “The Twelve-Factor App” it is all about making applications that are simple to deploy and scale, as well as minimizing the difference between the development and production environment. I warmly recommend that you take a closer look there after you finished reading this post.

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