Shameer is a passionate programmer and cloud enthusiast, currently working for Qburst in Kerala, India. While not in work, he spends time coding personal projects, experimenting, learning, blogging, etc. His other areas of interest include system and database administration, reading, and more. You can find him on his personal blog at http://shameerc.com, and on twitter @shameer.
The PaaS AppFog has a great advantage in being able to deploy to several cloud providers at once. It is versatile in the range of languages it will support, and, to prove the point, Shammer shows how a Scala application can be deployed via the command-line too… Read more28 June 2012
OpenStack is an open-source cloud platform based on Linux. It aims to allow organisations to run cloud services on standard hardware, with interoperability between cloud services such as Amazon AWS.… Read more26 March 2012
Beanstalk provides a good way of deploying an application in the AWS infrastructure because you have the full control of underlying resources and you only pay for those that you use. It also supports Git, making development of AWS Elastic Beanstalk applications faster.… Read more15 February 2012
A catchy new term can cause quite a lot of misunderstanding when it is picked up with enthusiasm by IT journalists. The cloud will, in time, allow us to outsource some of our Ops chores to Platform service-providers, but there will still be a need for those who are responsible for applications to be able to administer them in production wherever they are deployed.… Read more23 January 2012
Shameer continues in his quest to use the Toto Blogging engine and Git to create a fast blogging platform on Heroku. In part 1, he showed how to get a basic blogging platform up and running. Now he shows how to customize a Toto template and engine, and edit the engine to have more sophisticated functionality such as tag clouds or related articles.… Read more06 January 2012
It doesn't take much to create a limited, but fast, blog in Ruby if you use existing tools such as Toto (the flat-file blogging engine) and Git, and deploy it to the Heroku cloud platform. … Read more14 December 2011
Cloud platforms such as Heroku, AppEngine, PHPFog and Pagoda Box are ideal for companies who just want to focus on providing applications without the distractions of infrastructure management. Both Pagoda and PHPFog are particularly suited to PHP-based applications using the LAMP stack… Read more
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