Category Archives: Apps

IBM WebSphere Liberty Buildpack on Cloud Foundry

IBM has just announced it is joining the Cloud Foundry project and making it a component of their open cloud architecture. Pivotal and IBM has jointly announced a series of actions to further engage the community in Cloud Foundry. A … Continue reading

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Want to Contribute to Cloud Foundry? Come on in!

Cloud Foundry is an Open Platform-as-a-Service, and an Open Source project. It has attracted phenomenal interest from the community - including partners, companies using the code internally, and those individual developers with a passion for getting involved. You can find the source … Continue reading

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Scaling Real-time Apps on Cloud Foundry Using Node.js and Redis

Common applications being built on Node.js like social networking and chat require real-time scaling capabilities across multiple instances. Developers need to deal with sticky sessions, scale-up, scale-down, instance crash/restart, and more. Cloud Foundry PaaS provides a ready platform to achieve … Continue reading

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Cloud Foundry Now Supports Rails Assets Pipeline

Rails version 3.1 introduced the assets pipeline as a way to properly organize and serve static assets. We are adding assets pipeline support for Rails applications deployed on  CloudFoundry.com. Assets pipeline includes compression, ERB evaluation, Javascript and CSS processing using Rails 3.1 … Continue reading

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Recent Changes in Node.js Modules Support

Since Cloud Foundry introduced npm support, we added several improvements that make deploying Node.js applications with dependencies easier, faster and more transparent to developers. Easy development When we introduced npm support in Node.js, in addition to generating “npm-shrinkwrap.json” file with … Continue reading

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Designing Portable Applications With Cloud Foundry

In the cloud computing world, preserving a choice of clouds is critical. The risks of being locked into a single cloud are substantial. Cloud Foundry provides an abstraction layer for deploying and scaling applications and preserves the ability to move … Continue reading

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Preserving Cloud Application Portability – Introducing Cloud Foundry Core

The Cloud Foundry team is happy to announce Cloud Foundry Core  -  a program designed to preserve cloud application portability. In the cloud computing world, preserving a choice of clouds is critical. The risks of being locked into a single … Continue reading

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Cloud Application Portability Made Easy – Introducing Cloud Foundry Core

The Cloud Foundry community is happy to announce Cloud Foundry Core  -  a program designed to make cloud application portability easier than ever. Cloud Foundry Core provides a baseline of common capabilities and an open mechanism to instantly validate application … Continue reading

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New Release of Micro Cloud Foundry

We are excited to announce a new version of Micro Cloud Foundry™ with a new set of features. Among those new features is a new process to streamline frequent updates so that we can maintain compatibility between Micro Cloud Foundry … Continue reading

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Build a Real Time Activity Stream on Cloud Foundry with Node.js, Redis and MongoDB 2.0 – Part III

In Part II of this series, we covered the architecture needed for persisting the Activity Streams to MongoDB and fanning it out in real-time to all the clients using Redis PubSub. Since then, some exciting new Node.js features for Cloud Foundry were launched. … Continue reading

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