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Implementing AppFog

Matthew Nohr, Isaac Rabinovitch

Getting to grips with the AppFog service is easily achieved with this hands-on guide, which walks you through creating and deploying applications to the cloud. You’ll be developing your first application in minutes.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849698184
Paperback86 pages

About This Book

  • 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.

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with AppFog
About AppFog
Creating an account
Creating and deploying a preconfigured application
Using the application control panel
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
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
Chapter 4: Creating an Application from Scratch
Creating an application
Testing the application
Publishing to AppFog
Command-line options
Testing the published application
Managing the published application
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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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