Cloud Foundry Eclipse 1.6.0: Spring Boot Support and Self-Signed Certificates

by March 25, 2014

Cloud Foundry Eclipse integrates Cloud Foundry server and application management into Eclipse and Spring Tool Suite (STS). You can push applications to a Cloud Foundry server via drag and drop from the Eclipse Project Explorer much in the same way as deploying to a local tomcat server. Application memory and instances can be scaled easily, and services created and bound to an application through drag and drop. A comprehensive description of the plug-in is available at:
Since 1.5.0, we have been busy making CF Eclipse ready to better support new features in Cloud Foundry public and private servers.
Version 1.6.0 introduces additional enhancements:

Support for Spring Boot applications.

Working with the Cloud Controller API in Ruby: Beyond CFoundry.

by March 24, 2014

Cloud Controller is the primary API through which third parties interact with Runtime; it encapsulates the myriad internal services that take a user from ‘cf push’ to a running application. Both the Pivotal Developer Console (the web application that ships with Pivotal CF and backs and the CloudFoundry CLI interact directly with the Cloud Controller API. The two applications were originally written in Ruby and shared a common Ruby code base for talking to Cloud Controller called CFoundry.
CFoundry provides a friendly interface to the Cloud Controller API.

Diego Phase 1: Staging in a multiplatform world

by March 13, 2014

The first phase of Diego’s development has focused on offloading the staging workflow – the task of converting uploaded app bits to compiled droplets ready for running in Cloud Foundry – from the existing DEAs to Diego. From the outset one of Diego’s mandates has been to make it relatively easy to support multiple platforms (e.g. linux + heroku buildpacks/linux + docker/windows) on one Cloud Foundry installation.
This blog post outlines what has emerged out of this first phase of development, and describes Diego’s architecture with an emphasis on how multiplatform support is envisioned to work.
The Pieces
To wrap your head around Diego you need to wrap your head around the components that make Cloud Foundry tick.

BOSH CPI Support for CloudStack

by March 13, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Iwasaki Yudai, research engineer at NTT Laboratory Software Innovation Center and Du Jun and Zhang Lei from the Cloud Team, Software Engineering Laboratory, Zhejiang University, China (ZJU-SST).
Cloud Foundry is the leading open source PaaS offering with a fast growing ecosystem and strong enterprise demand. One of its advantages which attracts many developers is its consistent model for deploying and running applications across multiple clouds such as AWS, VSphere and OpenStack. The approach provides cloud adopters with more choices and flexibilities.

Cloud Foundry Diary for February, 2014

by March 4, 2014

This February was, probably, one of the busiest months in the history of Cloud Foundry. Literally, each day was filled with events, such as the announcement of the Cloud Foundry Foundation, open beta of BlueMix, the news about IBM’s $1B investment plans, etc. 1/02 ActiveState announced their new webinar, “How to Maximize Your Cloud Investment…
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CollabNet’s CloudForge Available on Marketplace

by March 4, 2014

The following is a guest post by Kelly Lanspa from the CloudForge product team.
CloudForge from CollabNet is a collaborative software development and application lifecycle management platform. It includes source code management, Git/Subversion hosting and bug tracking on one platform, with backup services, additional storage and secure role-based user access to manage distributed teams. CloudForge is integrated with Pivotal’s hosted Cloud Foundry service, enabling users to easily build-test-deploy and scale apps.

From the marketplace console (or the cf command line utility), select CloudForge then choose one of the packages available.

A High-level Overview of OpenShift and Cloud Foundry PaaS: Features and Architectures

by March 3, 2014

Among all open source projects in the category known as Platform-as-a-Service, OpenShift and Cloud Foundry have amassed the strongest development communities. With similar functionality and goals, both make it possible to write code in a variety of languages and deploy applications to public or private clouds. Both are evolving extremely fast. Though the launch of…
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