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Implementing AppFog

By : Matthew Nohr, Isaac Rabinovitch
Book Image

Implementing AppFog

By: Matthew Nohr, Isaac Rabinovitch

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Implementing AppFog
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Installing the AppFog Gem

The AppFog command-line tool is packaged as a Ruby software package, known as a "Gem". If you are already using Ruby, simply install the Gem named af.

If you're not familiar with Ruby, refer to Appendix A, which contains instructions for installing Ruby and the AppFog Gem on common platforms.

To verify that the Gem is installed, enter the following command:

$ af version

You will see af followed by your version number. See Chapter 5, Command-line Reference for details on all the command-line options.