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Implementing AppFog

By : Matthew Nohr, Isaac Rabinovitch
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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


AppFog is a cloud-based solution that allows users to quickly build and deploy applications without having to handle server configuration and setup. This book is intended to help you to quickly get started using AppFog and learn to create and deploy applications to the AppFog cloud.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Getting Started With AppFog, creates an account with AppFog and gets your first application running.

Chapter 2, Using the Command-line Tool, installs and uses the command line tool to download an application from AppFog, then modifies and uploads it back to the cloud.

Chapter 3, Using Databases, uses AppFog’s backend services to create a data store for your application.

Chapter 4, Creating an Application From Scratch, creates an application using only the command line tools and gets it running in the cloud.

Chapter 5, Command-line Reference, helps you learn about the many command line tools available.

Appendix, Installing the AppFog Gem, helps you install the Ruby Gem to be able to use the command line tools.

What you need for this book

The examples in the book are written in Ruby and HTML. To follow along you will need to have Ruby running on your computer. You will have to install the AppFog Ruby Gem, which is explained in the book.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at anyone who wants to deploy applications to the cloud using AppFog. It is written mainly for developers who are writing their own applications to deploy.


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