We Can Easily Run Java App Engine Applications on OpenShift PaaS For Fully Free of Cost. All You Need is an OpenShift Account to Move. We have talked about Architecture of Google App Engine before, Guide to Cloud Computing explains and links towards all the needed knowledge resource. As OpenShift is not only provides a free forever usage tier like Heroku Cloud, plus it is based on free/Open Source softwares, cost lesser, it is possibly a good plan to move your App Engine Applications towards free resource. It is quite painful to work with Google App Engine – our quite famous Google Plus RSS Feed died as we coded for a closed source software. One should understand the difference between a Free Software and Software which bundled with a SDK.
Introduction on How To Run Java App Engine Applications on OpenShift PaaS
JBoss CapeDwarf is an implementation of the Google App Engine API, which allows applications to be deployed on JBoss Application Servers without modification. Behind the scenes, CapeDwarf uses existing JBoss APIs such as Infinispan, JGroups, PicketLink, HornetQ and others. So, you can create an App instance yourself and self host on any web host :
However, even that much work is not needed because OpenShift has a ready made solution. CapeDwarf is available as an application, ready to deploy.
How To Run Java App Engine Applications on OpenShift PaaS
Get an OpenShift account, if you do not have one. Go to Applications, right now at the time of writing the article, the link is –
Search with the keyword
CapeDwarf in the search box and click to get started. It will take a bit time to get ready. After it gets ready, you can easily access your this instance and push your app from command line. You can read our guides on OpenShift SSH, Installing Command Line Tool for Red Hat OpenShift PaaS on OSX, Get Started With Command Line Tool for Red Hat OpenShift PaaS, Shell Access on OpenShift etcetera guides if you have lesser experience with PaaS.