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Video: How Developers Can Use Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry Stack

15 Jan 2016 2:50pm, by

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This is the second part of a four part video tutorial series on using Pivotal Cloud Foundry’s platform.

Yesterday, we provided a high-level overview of how cloud services could be architected using Pivotal’s Cloud Foundry, which is open source software for running platform services.

In this new edition, Pivotal principal technologist Casey West discusses how Cloud Foundry can be used by developers in a day-to-day basis. He walks us through the process deploying Docker in Cloud Foundry, and for those Perl fans out there, West finishes this video with a little surprise.

As discussed in the last installment, one of the nice aspects of going cloud-native is that the platform service can take care a lot of basic configuration needed to run an app, to handle network communications, for instance.

“When Cloud Foundry spins up an instance of your application, it provides a dynamic port to bind to. So s long as you are listening on that port for incoming requests and sending your output in the same when, then you will be able to negotiate network communications for your application,” West explained.

All of the technologies used here are open source, so the home viewer can replicate the demonstrations here on their own machines.

 

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