Komodo IDE and Stackato: Deploying Apps and Accessing Data
It was tough to decide what to show. Debugging applications running on the micro cloud is pretty cool but it's better demonstrated in a written tutorial (which I'll be writing up soon). Showing off the DB Explorer is a little more visually interesting.
DB Explorer, dbshell, and tunnel
As the screencast shows, it's extremely simple to connect to a locally running micro cloud from Komodo. That's because Komodo has integration with the 'stackato dbshell' command, which has been part of the client for a while longer than the newer 'tunnel' command. Komodo will have better hooks into 'tunnel' in future releases, but for now, it's fairly trivial to set up a connection to the database manually as shown.
What you'll need to follow along
If you'd like to try this all out for yourself, you'll need:
- Stackato micro cloud VM: There's another screencast that shows how to get this set up. If your local system doesn't have the resources to run a VM, feel free to use the Stackato Sandbox instead.
- Stackato client: Komodo uses this stand-alone executable in the background. You may need to do some minor client setup after download.
- Komodo IDE 7: Download an RC build (or a trial of the release, depending on when you're reading this) and set the path to the 'stackato' executable in Komodo's Stackato preferences if it's not in your system $PATH.
- Sample apps: We've put together a Github repo full of sample applications in a variety of languages.
Let us know what you think!
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