Intrigued by the possibilities of developing web applications in the cloud? With this concise book, you get a quick hands-on introduction to OpenShift, the open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering from Red Hat. You’ll learn the steps necessary to build, deploy, and host a complete real-world application on OpenShift, without having to read long, detailed explanations of the technologies involved.
Though the book uses Python, application examples in other languages are available on GitHub. If you can build web applications, use a command line, and program in Java, Python, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Perl, you’re ready to get started.
Dive in and create your first example application with OpenShift
Modify the example with your own code and hot-deploy the changes
Add components such as a database, task scheduling, and monitoring
Use external libraries and dependencies in your application
Delve into networking, persistent storage, and backup options
Explore ways to adapt your team processes to use OpenShift
Learn OpenShift terms, technologies, and commands
Get a list of resources to learn more about OpenShift and PaaS
The animal on the cover of Getting Started with OpenShift is a purple-naped lory (Lorius domicella), a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. Endemic to the Indonesian islands of Ambon, Seram, Saparua, Haruku, and South Maluku, these vibrantly colored birds are considered a vulnerable species due to trapping for the cage-bird trade.The purple-naped Lory, named for the way the black on top of its head fades to purple at the nape of its neck, is mostly red, with a red tail that darkens to a deeper red at the tip. Its wings are green; it has blue thighs and a yellow band across its chest. Adults have orange beaks, whereas juveniles have brown beaks and lighter, grey-white eyerings, and a wider band of yellow across the chest. The purple neck is also more extensive on juveniles than on adults. The Lory can grow up to 11 inches (28 cm) and average about 8.2 oz (235 g) in weight.The cover image is from Johnson's Natural History. The cover fonts are URW Typewriter and Guardian Sans. The text font is Adobe Minion Pro; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is Dalton Maag's Ubuntu Mono.