Komodo IDE and Stackato: Deploying Apps and Accessing Data

Komodo IDE and Stackato

I've been doing a lot of demos of Stackato lately and starting to incorporate the new Komodo IDE 7 client interface (currently RC). Without further ado, here's the screencast!

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!

As always, we would like to hear your feedback on how this works for you, and what you would like to see in future releases. You can do that in the Stackato Feedback and Komodo Beta forums.

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