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Ian on OpenShift

Name: Ian Martins

Hometown: MD, USA

Twitter and blog: @ianxm

Primary development language(s): haxe

Technology you're most interested in right now: OpenShift, raspberry pi, openstack, app engine, mongodb, droid api, mustache.js, backbone.js.

Application currently hosted on OpenShift: GraphBug and GraphBug API

Technologies used: haxe, nekovm, js, redis, d3js

What's it do?

GraphBug makes it easier to find, combine, and view multidimensional public datasets.

What motivated you to create the application?

I built it because I believe it is useful, and no one had done it well yet.

What are the most compelling features of OpenShift?

Not tied to a framework. Flexibility in configuration. Built in revision control with git. SSH access. Command line client. Free tier allows developers to experiment without expense. I had been looking for this for a long time.

What are some features you'd like to see in OpenShift?

Cleaner directory tree on host. More documentation/examples explaining best practices for diy gears. More cartidges.



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