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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

Accessing the Apps Manager on PWS

What is the Cloud Foundry Apps Manager?

  • A web interface for managing organizations, spaces, apps, and other settings
  • It offers a subset of the management features available through the cf CLI
  • It provides you with a marketplace of services you can attach and leverage in your application development

Recall that, after signing up for the PWS account and logging in to it, we had a glimpse of the Apps Manager UI running at Now with a simple app deployed, you can see the app named hello world-RANDOM-WORD running successfully in the Apps Manager.

The information includes the status, the number of instances running, when the app was last pushed, and the route, Cloud Foundry's term for the application URL:

The Apps Manager gives us a subset of the functionality of the cf CLI. Behind the scenes, it is talking to the same RESTful endpoint that the cf CLI talks to and is doing much of the same work for us. We won't spend a lot of time on the...