After dropping a week due to national holidays and other activities, we are back with your latest digest of Cloud Foundry community news. One day we will get this thing into a regular cycle, but for now… "don't move that dial!"
We are into the last few days before Platform - with over 400 participants converging on Santa Clara this weekend! The full schedule is available now on the Lanyrd page and the event website - bookmark Lanyrd or use their mobile app if you are attending, for a handy mobile-optimised version of the schedule.
The Pivotal blog has a nice piece highlighting a few of their picks from the agenda - a taste of five of the sessions.
VMworld took place last week, and with it came some more Cloud Foundry announcements about the partnership between VMware and Pivotal. The Pivotal blog has an "official" perspective. Here are a few of the press articles - the Wall Street Journal (reg reqd), The Register, CloudPro, TechCrunch, and The Register (again). Who doesn't want a CYBORG cloud? :-)
Also at VMworld, Skytap announced support for Cloud Foundry v2 (see also this other article). This is exciting as it enables companies to rapid spin up Cloud Foundry instances from templates and develop entirely in the cloud if desired.
The Iron Foundry community announced that Thor (a multi platform GUI for app deployments on Cloud Foundry) is being developed towards v2. A couple of days later, Thor moved to the Cloud Foundry Community repository on Github. The team from Altoros also posted a piece about how to deploy .NET applications on Cloud Foundry v2 using the existing tools (they are working with Tier3 on Iron Foundry).
More opinion from the analysts in this short piece "Why Pivotal Cloud Foundry needs a Mobile App Platform" - although (personal opinion here!) it isn't clear why the myriad of existing frameworks in any number of languages which can be deployed to a Cloud Foundry host to provide backend services or web front-ends are not sufficient.
The bosh-info gem was announced on the bosh-users mailing list.
There's a new node.js Cloud Foundry client module on Github.
Talking of clients, community superstar Brian McClain posted an interesting piece about compatibility of the foundry gem between v1 and v2 and how to work around it. Watch this space for more, I'd say.
The Atlassian Bamboo plugin for Cloud Foundry has been updated to work with the v2 API. Have you tried it? let us know how you get on!
A new community project to extend the
cfCLI with new tunnel clients looks interesting.
Community Engineer Cornelia Davis posted a piece on her personal blog about how to troubleshoot CF installs and initial deployments. This is a great start, and there are more documents in the Pivotal CF Support Knowledgebase. Keep an eye on both of these.
No doubt the Platform event is going to generate a lot more news in the coming weeks, so watch this space! As always, follow #cloudfoundry on Twitter for the latest as it happens, or contact the editors of TWiCF directly by emailing us.