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Join the Training During Cloud Foundry Summit 2016!

Juan Pablo Genovese

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Altoros is bringing its knowledge to the biggest and greatest event of the Cloud Foundry community: the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, CA. Thousands of attendees get together every year to share their experience, as well as learn, connect, and discuss Cloud Foundry and DevOps in general.

This year, three training sessions will be held, explaining how to deploy and manage Cloud Foundry, go cloud-native with microservices-based architectures, operate the platform with BOSH, etc. The training will be conducted by qualified instructors from Altoros, Pivotal, and Stark & Wayne—the companies that work with these tools on a daily basis. Read the details below.

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8 Pro Tips for Using Concourse CI with Cloud Foundry

Alexander Lomov

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There are at least a dozen continuous integration solutions out there, but the majority of them are challenging to learn, scale, and debug. Most importantly, few of them were designed with pipelines in mind. Not able to find a tool that could handle something as massive and complex as Cloud Foundry, Pivotal decided to write their own. This resulted in Concourse CI, a user-friendly continuous delivery technology that focuses on pipelines, is easy to scale, runs anywhere, and works with anything.

From this post, you will learn how Concourse CI differs from other similar products, how it works, and how it can help you to “nitrocharge” your own projects.

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.NET on Pivotal CF: Scaling an App on Diego

Raman Yurkin

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Previously, we deployed a .NET app to Diego on Pivotal CF and bound it to a MS SQL service. However, hardly any cloud app exists as a single instance. So, in this post, we will scale the demo app horizontally and test how it works on multiple instances.

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Using IBM Analytics for Apache Spark in Java/Scala Apps on Bluemix

Siarhei Sidarau

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Apache Spark is an open-source engine for large-scale data processing. In Bluemix, you can access it via the integrated interface called IBM Analytics for Apache Spark. Using a Scala-based starter as an example, this article demonstrates how to interact with the service through Jupiter Notebook and the spark-submit.sh script.

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Sinatra Starter for Predix: Ruby App with PostgreSQL and Redis

Dmitry Savitski

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The technical requirements for the Internet of Things (IoT) server applications can substantially differ from the ones applied to the Internet of Humans. First of all, the need for any visual interfaces is completely eliminated.

These step-by-step instructions are intended to guide you through the process of starting a basic Ruby/Sinatra application server on Predix, GE’s IoT platform for the Industrial Internet. From the post, you can learn how to deploy the application to Predix, as well as configure the PostgreSQL database and Redis.

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Using Predix Mobile Services to Create a Cross-Platform App

Igor Razhnov

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This post introduces developers to Predix services. The scenario for the article includes preparing a simple cross-platform application based on the Cordova technology as well as interacting with Predix Mobile services. We also want to see if there any restrictions for using Predix Mobile services in a hybrid application.

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Deploying an ASP.NET Application to GE Predix

Eugene Lahansky

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Predix is a Cloud Foundry-based PaaS for the Industrial Internet from GE. It offers developers a wide choice of programming languages and services. This tutorial guides you through the process of preparing a simple ASP.NET application for Predix and then pushing it to the platform.

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Deploying a Rails 5 App with MongoDB, Redis, and CarrierWave to IBM Bluemix

Nick Herman

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In this post, we show how to deploy a Rails 5 application with MongoDB as a database and CarrierWave for image processing to Bluemix. The source code for the article is available here.

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Cloud Foundry Security: Achieving PCI DSS Compliance

Aliaksandr Prysmakou

Evaluating Cloud Foundry Against the PCI DSS Security Standard

Cloud Foundry adopters come from all areas, including the highly regulated healthcare, finance, and public sectors. A common question is, “Can an open-source platform comply with security standards accepted in our industry?” In this post, I evaluate Cloud Foundry against the requirements of PCI DSS v3.1, a security standard widely used in the financial industry.

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How to Configure SSL Encryption for Custom Domains on Pivotal CF

Sergey Balashevich

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The new Pivotal SSL Service has made it possible to use your own certificates in PCF—both domain-specific and wildcard. This means SSL/TLS encryption can now be added to apps in custom domains. However, if you work with Apache Tomcat and JKS, you may find that the official documentation provides the main instructions, but—unfortunately—does not cover the details.

So, this tutorial contains all the steps for creating a certificate and setting up the Pivotal SSL Service.

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