Neglecting all I’ve been taught on TDD, I set out to do a demo app. Why, yes, I decided to host on a Paas, afterall, this kid is excited about it.
Don’t tell me heroku, that’s so cliche, although if it makes you feel better, I also hosted same app on heroku.
That said, openshift seemed a good bet. It offers persistent file uploads (not forcing me to use AWS S3) at a convenience, plus 1GB storage space, and lots more. Sadly, the documentation is poor – compared with heroku, for example. For a while, I was like:
I didn’t give up though. Errors upon errors, issues upon issues, just to deploy a simple demo app. Where’s the love, paas??
Thankfully, the good guys at StackOverflow gave me tips in-between.
Long story short, and to stop annoying you with these memes, I got it running! To save myself (and others, hopefully) this same trouble, I will be writing a tutorial on openshift in my category. No doubt, the app we’ll be hosting is a Python app. In the meantime, this is how I’m handling openshift deployments, until I get the hang of it:
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