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Rails 5.1 applications can be a lot more secretive on Cloud Foundry and Heroku

By February 23, 2017

Our applications need access to secrets – passwords, tokens, special URLs. Platforms like Cloud Foundry and Heroku have made environment variables easy to use, and so we use them. Albeit they are typically not as secretive as we might like. Here’s a one-liner to look up every secret that you have access to across all … Continue reading “Rails 5.1 applications can be a lot more secretive on Cloud Foundry and Heroku”

Cloud Foundry: Monitoring with Mozzle [Reblog]

By February 14, 2017

SAP cloud developer Ivan Borshukov is a BOSH and Cloud Foundry user, and he recently shared his unique perspective on monitoring. While he used bosh agent to collect data and monitor behavior on BOSH, he wanted a similar tool for Cloud Foundry to forward information on infrastructure metrics to a third party. An idea came to my mind — why not create … Continue reading “Cloud Foundry: Monitoring with Mozzle [Reblog]”

Sundance Institute Taps Pivotal Cloud Foundry for New Digital Platform [Reblog]

By February 13, 2017
Sundance Institute has created a vibrant artist community around its film festivals and original work, and wanted to strengthen bonds via an engaging digital environment that complements what it does in the physical world. “Their goal is to provide a more appealing and innovative web experience and establish a vibrant digital brand to more fully … Continue reading "Sundance Institute Taps Pivotal Cloud Foundry for New Digital Platform [Reblog]"

Mercedes-Benz Embraces Rapid App Delivery with Cloud Foundry [Reblog]

By February 9, 2017

In the race for the connected car of the future, Mercedes is continually evolving Mercedes me, an app and service which relies on microservices and continuous delivery enabled by Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Daimler wanted to take Mercedes me to the next level by focusing on a more customer-centric approach with the ability to integrate user…

Cloud Foundry to AppFog Quick Start

By February 8, 2017

Cloud Foundry is a cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that allows quick development and deployment of web applications. One of its many benefits is that it’s open source, which means that applications can be easily deployed to different Cloud Foundry providers. CenturyLink AppFog is our Cloud Foundry platform. With AppFog, applications deploy quickly and scale automatically … Continue reading “Cloud Foundry to AppFog Quick Start”

Building a PDF Viewer and Comment System

By February 8, 2017

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 guided you through building an application on the CenturyLink Cloud Platform. The tutorials use our cloud products to upload and search documents. The application is deployed in CenturyLink AppFog and uses CenturyLink Object Storage to store documents. Document metadata is stored in CenturyLink Orchestrate. In this installment, we … Continue reading “Building a PDF Viewer and Comment System”

Next Steps – Add Other Cloud Services

By February 8, 2017

In earlier sections of the tutorial you successfully built and deployed a web application to the cloud. The application makes use of a number of CenturyLink Cloud Platform products to provide a document management and review system. CenturyLink Object Storage catalogs the documents, while document metadata and user credentials are stored in CenturyLink Orchestrate. The … Continue reading “Next Steps – Add Other Cloud Services”

AppFog and the 12-Factor App Methodology

By February 8, 2017

Here at CenturyLink Cloud, the 12-Factor App methodology factors in nicely with our PaaS offering — AppFog. This article details how to leverage this useful methodology within our platform with the ultimate goal of developing a malleable and living outline for creating highly-organized, scalable applications. This approach positively changes the manner in which developers view … Continue reading “AppFog and the 12-Factor App Methodology”