Cloud Foundry Expands Java Support with New Oracle WebLogic Buildpack

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Oracle WebLogic Server applications can now be deployed to Cloud Foundry by downloading the new WebLogic Buildpack from Github. Until now, users running Java applications requiring an application server typically relied on Apache Tomcat as the default container in the Cloud Foundry Java Buildpack. Tomcat is a great light-weight option for many Java web applications supporting the Servlet specification, but there are also many applications that use some Java EE features like EAR packaging, JMS, Data Sources, and other application server specific features that are not deployable on Tomcat. This WebLogic buildpack along with the recently announced JBoss buildpack, now enables new types of Java applications to run natively on Cloud Foundry.

This post includes a short 3 minute video of the buildpack. There is also a 20 minute video that goes into the details of the buildpack.

Partner 101: How To Do Business With Cloud Foundry

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In this first of a two part blog, Pivotal’s partner manager Nima Badiey provides an overview answering key questions interested partners may have when investigating possibilities with Cloud Foundry and its ecosystem of commercial and open source offerings. He walks through how Cloud Foundry provides a platform for ISVs, solution providers and application services to integrate with the CF PaaS, how partners can participate in the Cloud Foundry ecosystem, and how to work with Pivotal on our enterprise distribution of Cloud Foundry, called Pivotal CF.

PaaS Judo: With Cloud Foundry Ippon Deploys in 2 Minutes Versus 2 Weeks

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Ippon Hosting CTO, Ghislain Seguy, recently shared a profound point about Cloud Foundry, “What used to takes 2 weeks now takes 2 minutes on PaaS. In addition, Cloud Foundry is the leading choice for open source PaaS from my perspective. Before, our development environments often took 2 weeks to set up, and an integration or test environment would take more. Now, our development environments take 2 minutes, and my infrastructure team is freed up to work on more strategic efforts.” This week at Devoxx in Paris, France the Ippon team will unveil their new developer PaaS offering and share their story of trying out open source Cloud Foundry and building out a new PaaS service using Pivotal CF in just a few weeks.

Pivotal CF 1.1 Advances Enterprise PaaS with New Capabilities

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Just four months after the initial release of Pivotal’s enterprise PaaS, Pivotal CF, which is powered by Cloud Foundry, we are delivering many new capabilities for developers, cloud operators and service providers. This release includes improved app event log aggregation, better buildpack management, expanded monitoring options of Pivotal CF components with JMX (beta), higher system and application availability, simplified experience for adding new services, high velocity deployment and updates for Pivotal HD, as well as a faster developer console.

Cloud Foundry Eclipse 1.6.0: Spring Boot Support and Self-Signed Certificates

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Cloud Foundry Eclipse integrates Cloud Foundry server and application management into Eclipse and Spring Tool Suite (STS). You can push applications to a Cloud Foundry server via drag and drop from the Eclipse Project Explorer much in the same way as deploying to a local tomcat server.

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Working with the Cloud Controller API in Ruby: Beyond CFoundry.

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Cloud Controller is the primary API through which third parties interact with Runtime; it encapsulates the myriad internal services that take a user from ‘cf push’ to a running application. Both the Pivotal Developer Console (the web application that ships with Pivotal CF and backs console.run.pivotal.io) and the CloudFoundry CLI interact directly with the Cloud Controller API.

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Diego Phase 1: Staging in a multiplatform world

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The first phase of Diego’s development has focused on offloading the staging workflow – the task of converting uploaded app bits to compiled droplets ready for running in Cloud Foundry – from the existing DEAs to Diego. From the outset one of Diego’s mandates has been to make it relatively easy to support multiple platforms (e.g.

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BOSH CPI Support for CloudStack

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Today’s guest post is from Iwasaki Yudai, research engineer at NTT Laboratory Software Innovation Center and Du Jun and Zhang Lei from the Cloud Team, Software Engineering Laboratory, Zhejiang University, China (ZJU-SST).

Cloud Foundry is the leading open source PaaS offering with a fast growing ecosystem and strong enterprise demand.

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CollabNet’s CloudForge Available on run.pivotal.io Marketplace

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The following is a guest post by Kelly Lanspa from the CloudForge product team.

CloudForge from CollabNet is a collaborative software development and application lifecycle management platform. It includes source code management, Git/Subversion hosting and bug tracking on one platform, with backup services, additional storage and secure role-based user access to manage distributed teams.

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Wrapping libyaml in go

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We recently released version 6.0.0 of cf, the command line client for Cloud Foundry. cf was previously written in Ruby, and we have rewritten it in Go. This allowed us to package cf as as a single binary and simplified our deployment strategy enormously.

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