Implementing AppFog

Implementing AppFog
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  • Create applications from scratch using the AppFog web console
  • Learn the knack of deploying applications to the Cloud using AppFog
  • Know the steps to avoid compatibility issues using the node module function of AppFog.

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 86 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : November 2013
ISBN : 184969818X
ISBN 13 : 9781849698184
Author(s) : Matthew Nohr, Isaac Rabinovitch
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Web Development

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with AppFog
Chapter 2: Using the Command-line Tool
Chapter 3: Configuring Services
Chapter 4: Creating an Application from Scratch
Chapter 5: Command-line Reference
Appendix: Installing the AppFog Gem
    • Chapter 2: Using the Command-line Tool
      • Installing the AppFog Gem
      • Logging in
      • Getting application statuses
      • Downloading the application
      • Fixing the application for Ruby 1.8.7
      • Running the application
      • Modifying the application
      • Updating the running application
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Configuring Services
        • Creating a database console application
        • Configuring the database console
        • Creating and attaching a MySQL service
        • Creating and populating a database table
        • Binding a service to an application
        • Using the database in the application
        • Making changes to app.rb
        • Changes to views/index.erb
        • Changing Gemfile
        • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Command-line Reference
            • Finding help
            • Getting account information
            • Creating and updating an application
            • Gathering application information
            • Managing your application
            • Using services
            • Creating aliases
            • Summary

              Matthew Nohr

              Matthew Nohr is a software developer with over ten years of experience in creating large scale applications. He has worked on a range of projects from enterprise Java desktop applications to commercial Java server-based products to cloud-based Groovy/Grails services. Matthew is a certified Scrum Master and has a Masters degree in Software Engineering.

              Isaac Rabinovitch

              Isaac Rabinovitch is a freelance technical writer in Portland, Oregon. He's worked with computers since the days they filled whole rooms and had hundreds of blinking lights. He's written documentation for programmers, system administrators, data center personnel, and ordinary people. His former employees include Sun, SGI, Borland, and Zilog. He's the co-author of the Java Tutorial, 4th edition. Read more about him at
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              What you will learn from this book

              • Set up an account on AppFog
              • Download your application from the cloud so that you can make updates
              • Upload new versions of your application
              • Modify your application to use a database hosted by AppFog
              • Use the AppFog command line tools including a reference guide to all the command line options

              In Detail

              AppFog is the leading platform-as-a-service provider of PHP, Ruby, Node.js, and Java solutions. It is used by developers worldwide to deploy tens of thousands of applications. AppFog delivers a reliable, scalable, and fast platform for deploying applications in the cloud.

              This book is a hands-on guide that will walk you through creating and deploying applications to the cloud using AppFog, which will allow you to get your application deployed without the hassle of setting up servers.

              This book demonstrates how to use the AppFog service to build an application and have it running in the Cloud. It will walk you through the initial AppFog setup process and explain how to create your first application in minutes.

              You will also discover how to use services such as databases to make your applications more powerful. You will also learn how to create applications from scratch.

              You will find out everything you need to know to get an application running in the cloud for the first time.


              This book is a practical, hands-on guide to implementing and deploying apps on the AppFog platform.

              Who this book is for

              Implementing AppFog is for developers who want to be able to upload applications to the cloud, and for implementation specialists, who implement and deploy apps on the AppFog platform. It is best to have Ruby installed, but we will walk you through the installation process if you do not already have it. It would be ideal to have some knowledge of cloud computing and know about the basics of database and network deployment.

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