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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

PCF Dev technical requirements

In order to install and run PCF Dev, there are few pre-requisites:

  • The cf CLI needs to be installed; see Chapter 2, Cloud Foundry CLI and Apps Manager.
  • A current version of VirtualBox needs to be installed. The latest installation distribution and instructions for your operating system can be found at:
  • An internet connection to automatically resolve wildcard URLs into PCF Dev.


The ability to resolve wildcard DNS is a fundamental necessity for the Cloud Foundry magic to work. If you expect to be in a location where internet access is not available, you can configure a local DNS server on your PCF Dev local machine to handle wildcard DNS resolution. As such, the offline option requires some additional configuration. The details of an offline DNS resolution configuration using DNSmasq ( for OS X and Ubuntu or Acrylic for Windows can be found at: