OpenShift PaaS Weekly Tips and Tricks – September 23, 2012

Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to 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.

Life is easier now with .bash_profile and .bash_history on OpenShift gears
Do you find yourself working directly on your gears a lot? Well, now you don’t have to recreate your envinronment every time you log in since you can set it up in .bash_profile. Here’s how. I find .bash_history especially useful when configuring DIY apps.

Subscribe to Planned Outages
We put up our first post this week and are receiving good feedback.Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to 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.

Life is easier now with .bash_profile and .bash_history on OpenShift gears
Do you find yourself working directly on your gears a lot? Well, now you don’t have to recreate your envinronment every time you log in since you can set it up in .bash_profile. Here’s how. I find .bash_history especially useful when configuring DIY apps.

Subscribe to Planned Outages
We put up our first post this week and are receiving good feedback. Being notified via email for planned outages is extremely helpful for planning purposes.

Login issues – seeing different namespace and apps
If you have a few logins, and they share the same email address, this forum thread will help guide you through logging in as the intended user.

Can I create one app that uses all my free resources?
Many users have misunderstanding about how they can use their free resources. This FAQ should help clear up any confusion.

How to handle server side changes that bypass git?
This is coming up a lot and being asked in various ways. When an application makes changes to its own files, or when you make changes using SFTP or directly on the gear, you can bypass git. Here’s a KB article on how you can get back on track.

How to install custom Python libraries?
You can install your custom Python libraries in 2 ways as outlined here

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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