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Cloud Foundry Now Supports Play!

Cloud Foundry now supports Play 2.0 as a first-class framework. Play is a lightweight, stateless, web-friendly framework for Java and Scala. Developers can leverage this event-driven non-blocking IO architecture to build highly scalable applications. Play 1.0 applications were previously deployable to Cloud Foundry as … Continue reading

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Running Standalone Web Applications on Cloud Foundry

In this final post of the four-part series on deploying standalone apps to Cloud Foundry, we will explore how to build and deploy JVM-based web applications that aren’t packaged as traditional WAR files. This includes applications that are built on … Continue reading

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Running Workers on Cloud Foundry with Spring

In the two previous posts in this series, we discussed using Cloud Foundry’s new support for standalone apps to deploy worker processes. We looked at an example using Resque for Ruby apps. In this third installment, we explore using Spring to create … Continue reading

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Running Resque Workers on Cloud Foundry

Also in this series: Cloud Foundry Improves Support For Background Processing Running Workers on Cloud Foundry with Spring Running Standalone Web Applications on Cloud Foundry We introduced Cloud Foundry’s new “standalone” applications feature in the first post in this four-part series. … Continue reading

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Cloud Foundry Improves Support For Background Processing

Cloud Foundry has significantly enhanced support for worker applications that perform background processing by allowing applications to run on CloudFoundry.com without the application container. Cloud Foundry applications are no longer limited to Web applications that respond to HTTP requests. Instead, … Continue reading

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Using Cloud Foundry Services with Ruby: Part 1 – Auto-reconfiguration

Right from the launch, Cloud Foundry supported auto-reconfiguration of Spring and Rails apps that use a relational database service.  This allowed deploying such an app without changing a single line of code.  Recently, we extended this support for Spring apps … Continue reading

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Cloud Foundry Now Supports the Rails Console

Ruby and Rails developers can now remotely access the popular rails console using the Cloud Foundry command line tool (VMC). This new feature enables inspection of the Cloud Foundry Runtime App environment, troubleshooting application issues in runtime, and even the ability to modify data “on … Continue reading

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