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Orchestrating Docker by Shrikrishna Holla

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Setting up your own mini-Heroku

Now let's do something cool. For the uninitiated, Heroku is a cloud PaaS, which means that all you need to do upon building an application is to push it to Heroku and it will get deployed on https://www.herokuapp.com. You don't need to worry how or where your application runs. As long as the PaaS supports your technology stack, you can just develop locally and push the application to the service to have it running live on the public Internet.

There are a lot of PaaS providers apart from Heroku. Some popular providers are Google App Engine, Red Hat Cloud, and Cloud Foundry. Docker was developed by one such PaaS provider—dotCloud. Almost every PaaS works by running the applications in predefined sandboxed environments, ...

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