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Cloud Foundry for Developers

By : Rahul Kumar Jain, Rick Farmer, David Wu
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Cloud Foundry for Developers

By: Rahul Kumar Jain, Rick Farmer, David Wu

Overview of this book

Cloud Foundry is the open source platform to deploy, run, and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is growing rapidly and a leading product that provides PaaS (Platform as a Service) capabilities to enterprise, government, and organizations around the globe. Giants like Dell Technologies, GE, IBM, HP and the US government are using Cloud Foundry innovate faster in a rapidly changing world. Cloud Foundry is a developer’s dream. Enabling them to create modern applications that can leverage the latest thinking, techniques and capabilities of the cloud, including: ? DevOps ? Application Virtualization ? Infrastructure agnosticism ? Orchestrated containers ? Automation ? Zero downtime upgrades ? A/B deployment ? Quickly scaling applications out or in This book takes readers on a journey where they will first learn the Cloud Foundry basics, including how to deploy and scale a simple application in seconds. Readers will build their knowledge of how to create highly scalable and resilient cloud-native applications and microservices running on Cloud Foundry. Readers will learn how to integrate their application with services provided by Cloud Foundry and with those external to Cloud Foundry. Readers will learn how to structure their Cloud Foundry environment with orgs and spaces. After that, we’ll discuss aspects of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), monitoring and logging. Readers will also learn how to enable health checks, troubleshoot and debug applications. By the end of this book, readers will have hands-on experience in performing various deployment and scaling tasks. Additionally, they will have an understanding of what it takes to migrate and develop applications for Cloud Foundry.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Installing the cf CLI

To install the cf CLI, go to Download and run the installer for your platform.

Verify the installation by opening a Terminal window and typing cf --version. With this, you now have a Cloud Foundry client that can communicate with any Cloud Foundry installation, including PWS.


Make sure that you have the latest version of the cf CLI installed. There may be cases where a previously installed version of the cf CLI is already present. This will cause frustration if there have been significant changes in the tool since the previous version was installed.

If you are interested in alternative ways to install the cf CLI, there are a few additional possibilities, including:

  • Downloading and installing it from GitHub
  • Installing it using a package manager


The cf CLI is written in the Go programming language so that it is a highly performant application. It is distributed as a self-contained binary with no external dependencies. If you are...