OpenShift PaaS Weekly Tips and Tricks – February 2, 2013

Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to the cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

Tips on how to run Sunspot/Solr on a Rails app
Here’s a How-to that describes how to run Sunspot/Solr on a Rails app. Thanks @developercorey!!

Tips on configuring an Ear file to run on the root context
Here’s the forum thread that contains tips on how to configure an Ear file to run on the root context.Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to the cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

Tips on how to run Sunspot/Solr on a Rails app
Here’s a How-to that describes how to run Sunspot/Solr on a Rails app. Thanks @developercorey!!

Tips on configuring an Ear file to run on the root context
Here’s the forum thread that contains tips on how to configure an Ear file to run on the root context.

Tips on how to workaround timeout issues when running rhc client tool commands
Here’s a forum thread that contains tips on how to work around timeout issues when running client tool commands. Our next version of the rhc client tools has a fix for these issues, and is making its way to Rubygems for upgrade. We’ll let you know when you can update your client tools.

Tips on how to install dependencies on a PHP app
Here’s a forum thread that covers how to install PHP dependencies.

Tips on how to install dependencies/gems on a Ruby app
Here’s a forum thread that contains tips on how to install ruby gems on Ruby apps. Note that you cannot install gems directly on the gear. Thanks for raising the issue @worldofnic!

Tips on running Closure REPL on OpenShift
Here’s a forum thread that covers tips on how to run Closure REPL on OpenShift. Thanks @Simon!

Special thanks to all Community users who helped report these issues on IRC, Forums and the mailing list. Without you, we won’t know what we have to fix nor how we can improve. So please keep the questions coming!!

Thank you!

Nam Duong – Customer Enablement
Product Marketing Manager
OpenShift | PaaS by Red Hat

http://openshift.redhat.com
Twitter: @openshift, @NamDuong_rh

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