This past weekend I have been working on some issues with the creation of a kickstart image for RedHat and spent all of Saturday working.
In between the different test cycles I had also had the time to look a bit deeper into the integration of Cloud 9 with Python as I wanted to see if Cloud 9 can be a web based productivity suite.
As I don’t want to use the online version of Cloud 9, I installed the offline version on my computer at home.
I started by cloning the github repository:
bash> git clone https://github.com/c9/core sdk
bash> cd sdk; ./scripts/install-sdk.sh
bash> node server.js -p 8080 -l 0.0.0.0 -a : -w /ide/workspace
… and next you have to do ….
Well that was easy …
I have been talking about the cloud for years now CloudStack, StackOps, OpenStack, and RDO and it has gotten to the point where I want to get much more active in this area again.
Having setup a mixed environment for my pet project AstraNOS
I want to see if I can auto-scale the backend if I ever need to be able to scale out. This will help me build up my cloud admin muscles as well as giving me an opportunity to learn a bit more about Python.
Now however I wanted to get more in touch with a more streamline scripting language. I have gotten to the point where I used Perl enough to know that the tools are awful and debugging is usually done through tons of logging and print statements.
Python seems to come with a much larger set of debugging tools and IDE support from almost every possible editor ( Including Cloud 9 )
There are a few trademarks a good scripting language must have
1) A real good packet management system.
2) A huge amount of tutorials.
3) A huge amount of available third party packages.
Now I need to find the killer app I want to hook my teeth in.