Sat, 07 May 2011

Red Hat OpenShift Express & The Leafy Miracle

Red Hat made a lot of awesome announcements this week at The Red Hat Summit, one of which being OpenShift.

I had the opportunity to play with the internal beta for a little while now, and I must say that as a developer I am extremely impressed with the service. Just being able to git push my code into to the cloud drastically simplifies large-scale software deployment, and makes it so I don't even have to leave my development environment.

I figured out a way to get TurboGears2 and Pyramid running on OpenShift Express, and documented it here and here. After that, I proceeded to write my very first Pyramid application.

[ The Leafy Miracle ]

In memory of the proposed [and rejected] Fedora 16 codename "Beefy Miracle", this little app is called "Leafy Miracle".

leafy-miracle.rhcloud.com


[ Features & Tech ]

[ Running ]
sudo yum -y install python-virtualenv
git clone git://fedorapeople.org/~lmacken/leafymiracle && cd leafymiracle
virtualenv env && source env/bin/activate
python setup.py develop
python leafymiracle/populate.py
paster serve development.ini
[ Code ]

git clone git://fedorapeople.org/~lmacken/leafymiracle

[ Props ]

Mad props go out to RJ Bean, who helped me write this app. He is responsible for writing a ton of amazing Python widgets for various JavaScript visualization libraries. You can see some demos of them here: tw2-demos.threebean.org.


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