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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

Using the Ruby Version Manager

Ruby Version Manager (RVM) is a tool for managing Ruby installation on UNIX (including OS X) and Linux. This probably raises two questions in your mind: Why not just install Ruby directly? And if RVM is important, why doesn't this book say more about it?

RVM has two benefits that you don't get when installing Ruby directly:

  1. It allows you to work with multiple versions of Ruby on the same machine. This makes it easier to deal with issues relating to a rapidly evolving language.

  2. It helps you identify non-Ruby dependencies in your Gems.

These features are important to Ruby developers, but not to users who simply need access to the Ruby Gem that implements the AppFog command line tool. Because this book isn't about Ruby programming and because working with RVM can get very complicated, we won't cover RVM installation or use.

If you're interested in RVM, you can visit the website