Chapter 2. Developing on the Cloud

This book is geared to developers, so we have written this chapter to give application developers some tools for application development. Even if you don’t use these tools, you might learn something by experimenting with the methods described here.

Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP

The so-called LAMP stack is a great open source platform for running web applications. To set up a LAMP environment, first provision a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 64-bit copper instance on the IBM Cloud. Many other Linux images will do just as well. We also describe some basic tools for working with Linux in the cloud here, including PuTTY and VNC. Some of the settings are specific to Red Hat. The Java 2 Enterprise Edition example that ...

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