OpenShift PaaS Weekly Tips and Tricks – January 13, 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 access your gears’ services
Here’s an FAQ that covers how to access your gears. We’ve updated it to include instructions on how to access individual services as well, like the web server and HA Proxy status pages as to bypass the global proxy server for troubleshooting individual gears.

Tips on ‘how to get Symfony2 and Jenkins working nice on OpenShift’
Here’s the forum thread where @warnar has documented tips and tricks on how to get Symfony2 and Jenkins working nicely on OpenShift. Thanks @warnar!!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 access your gears’ services
Here’s an FAQ that covers how to access your gears. We’ve updated it to include instructions on how to access individual services as well, like the web server and HA Proxy status pages as to bypass the global proxy server for troubleshooting individual gears.

Tips on ‘how to get Symfony2 and Jenkins working nice on OpenShift’
Here’s the forum thread where @warnar has documented tips and tricks on how to get Symfony2 and Jenkins working nicely on OpenShift. Thanks @warnar!!

Try your websockets-enabled apps on OpenShift
Here’s a blog post that has tips on how to enable websockets (preview version). And here’s a forum thread that covers websockets in Java.

Tips on how to avoid Rails vulnerabilities
Here’s a forum thread that covers tips on how to fix a Rails XML vulnerability. Thanks again @developercorey!!

Here’s a great question about proxying protocols other than http/https
We get this question a lot. OpenShift is currently routing incoming HTTP/HTTPS request through Apache, and handling ssh access to the gears directly. All other ports are closed except for ones outlined here: https://www.openshift.com/kb/kb-e1038-i-cant-bind-to-a-port

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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