This module helps you deploy your Play! application to dotcloud.
First, install the module from the Play! module repository like so:
play install dotcloud
Prepare your Play! application
Tell Play! that you want your application to use the dotcloud module by adding it to your
conf/dependencies.yml file. It might look like this:
require: - play - play -> dotcloud 0.3
play dependencies to install the module into your application. Then, create a
dotcloud.yml file in your application’s
conf directory. The file might look like this:
www: type: java db: type: mysql
For more information, consult the dotcloud documentation.
Push to dotcloud
To push to dotcloud, a deployment name is required. Either give it at the command line (
--deployment myapp) or add it to your application.conf (
dotcloud.deployment=myapp). From the Play! application’s root directory, you may then issue
to push the current version of your application to dotcloud.
By default, application will be pushed using
prod id. If you want to deploy using a different id, please specify it in your conf/application.conf (
Specify a MySQL database
If you want to use a MySQL database also running on dotcloud, this is the format you need to use for specifying the database connection in your
%prod.db=mysql %prod.db.url=jdbc:mysql://(subdomainOfDatabaseService).dotcloud.com:(port)/(databaseName) %prod.db.driver=com.mysql.jdbc.Driver %prod.db.user=(username) %prod.db.pass=(password)
You need to have the dotcloud command line client installed. I only tested this module on Mac OS X — it should work on all platforms supported by Play!, however.
This module only works for applications that contain a single Java service. If your application uses multiple Java services, you need to use the dotcloud CLI. For example, you might have a “frontend” Play! application and a “backend” Play! application on the same dotcloud application, each deployed as its own Java service — these setups are not supported by this module. A single Java service paired with something else like a database service works fine, however.
For more information, consult the documentation in this module’s GitHub repository.
0.1: Initial release during dotcloud beta phase.
0.2: Support for new CLI (0.4.x) after dotcloud beta phase.
0.3: Now properly uses the id specified in application.conf, thanks to Burn0ut07!