New Runtime Module for Node.js Applications

by August 21, 2012

In the previous blog post, Cloud Foundry Now Supports Auto-Reconfiguration for Node.js Applications, we saw that Node.js applications deployed to can be automatically reconfigured to connect to Cloud Foundry services. However, there may be situations where you want to opt-out of that feature to have finer control over service connections or to overcome its limitations. In those cases, your applications would be required to parse JSON-formatted environment variables to perform that same function. While this is not overly complex given that JSON is trivial to parse with JavaScript, you will be required to understand the environment variable names and their payload schema.

Cloud Foundry Now Supports Auto-Reconfiguration for Node.js Applications

by August 14, 2012

Cloud Foundry has long supported auto-reconfiguration for Spring and Ruby applications. Now we are pleased to add auto-reconfiguration support for Node.js applications as well. Deploying Node.js applications to Cloud Foundry previously required parsing of environmental variables and overwriting server and service connection function calls to use Cloud Foundry specific parameters. This approach was not intuitive to developers who just started to use Cloud Foundry to deploy their applications. They would need to consult the documentation and figure out what port and host they need to connect to. Moreover, if an application uses services, developers would need to configure their applications to use the proper service connection parameters.

Cloud Foundry Open PaaS Deep Dive

by April 19, 2011

by Ezra Zygmuntowicz (aka @ezmobius)
You are probably wondering about how Cloud Foundry actually works, hopefully these details will clear things up for you about how Cloud Foundry the OSS project works, why it works, and how you can use it. Cloud Foundry is on github here: The VCAP repo is the meaty part or what we call the “kernel” of Cloud Foundry as it is the distributed system that contains all the functionality of the PaaS. We have released a VCAP setup script that will help you get an Ubuntu 10.04 system running a instance of Cloud Foundry including all the components of VCAP as well as a few services (mysql, redis, mongodb) up and running so you can play along at home.