OpenShift PaaS Weekly Tips and Tricks – September 9, 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.

Application CRUD defined, best practices noted
As the popularity of our instant apps like WordPress or Drupal is getting more popular seeing more questions surrounding how to handle server-side application file changes (e.g., automatic upgrades or online updates). We went ahead and defined Application CRUD and stepped through how to handle the different cases.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.

Application CRUD defined, best practices noted
As the popularity of our instant apps like WordPress or Drupal is getting more popular seeing more questions surrounding how to handle server-side application file changes (e.g., automatic upgrades or online updates). We went ahead and defined Application CRUD and stepped through how to handle the different cases. So if you want to avoid losing some of your runtime changes (like plugins, themes, or even upgrades to later application versions) on git push, you will want to review it.

WordPress Themes and Plugins
Along the same lines of CRUD, but more specific to WordPress, take a look here for best practices.

JBoss Developer Studio tips
SSH configuration may inadvertently affect JBDS’s ability to clone your remote repo. It works the same way with Eclipse. This thread can help if you run into issues.

JVM memory settings
Here is a great recommendation on what to set your JVM memory settings to. This applies to Jetty, Tomcat, Netty, and any other Java based DIY apps.

Can’t access my application
Here are some tips on what you can do if you can’t access your application: Can’t access application

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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