Category Archives: Engineering

New Fellow Travelers Join the Cloud Foundry Foundation Mission

Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz wrote about Cloud Foundry back in February when we announced our intention to form the non-profit Cloud Foundry Foundation. The Foundation aims to formalize Pivotal’s commitment to the open governance of a new platform that serves businesses … Continue reading

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Packaged and Offline Buildpacks

With the recent addition of the cf create-buildpack and cf update-buildpack commands, we’ve been looking into changes to how the Java Buildpack is deployed on Cloud Foundry. There is a move afoot to remove the buildpacks from the DEAs in … Continue reading

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Wrapping libyaml in go

We recently released version 6.0.0 of cf, the command line client for Cloud Foundry. cf was previously written in Ruby, and we have rewritten it in Go. This allowed us to package cf as as a single binary and simplified … Continue reading

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HM9000: Ready for Launch

Cloud Foundry (CF) is a platform-as-a-service that, once deployed, makes it easy for developers to deploy, run and scale web applications. Powering this elegant PAAS is a complex distributed system comprised of several interoperating components: the Cloud Controller (CC) accepts … Continue reading

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Remote Dependencies, Convenience, Risk and Other Considerations for Operating Distributed Systems

One deeply held principle by experienced distributed system operators that I have worked with is that you should have no external dependencies to your software other than the ties to minimum requirements of the OS such as common system libraries, … Continue reading

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Migrating a Cloud Foundry PaaS to Run on OpenStack

The following is a guest blog post by Julian Fischer (hello@anynines.com, @railshoster) founder and CEO or AnyNines, a Cloud Foundry and Rails hosting service operated by Avarteq GmbH in Saarbrücken, Germany. Cloud Foundry is well known for simplifying application portability … Continue reading

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SAP HANA Service Broker Contributed to the Cloud Foundry Incubator

The quintessential story for platform as a service is that the developer needn’t perform a bunch of administrative functions just to start working on their code. Have a look at the installation instructions for the developer-targeted Spring Trader reference implementation … Continue reading

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Sending Email from Cloud Foundry Java Applications with SendGrid

The following is a guest blog post by Scott Motte (@scottmotte), Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, a cloud based SMTP email delivery and management service. A few weeks ago SendGrid released their sendgrid-java helper library. The library goes a step further … Continue reading

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Continuous Deployment and Application Delivery with CloudMunch

The following is a guest post from Rosmi Chandy, Software Developer at CloudMunch, a continuous deployment and application delivery platform. CloudMunch recently announced the availability of our integration with Cloud Foundry. CloudMunch is a cloud-based solution for continuous integration, testing … Continue reading

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Georgia Tech Hack for Good on Cloud Foundry

This last weekend I had the tremendous pleasure of spending it with the incredibly bright, creative and inventive students of Georgia Tech. The occasion was a “hack for good,” an intense 24 hour code-cutting marathon where the participants were challenged … Continue reading

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