Java development 2.0, Climb the Elastic Beanstalk
Scale the cloud with Amazon's infinitely flexible PaaS
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Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: February 22, 2011
For those who want more control over their environment but like the plug-and-play scalability of PaaS, Beanstalk could be a good and welcome alternative to Google App Engine. Andrew Glover's guided tour of Beanstalk starts with a location-based mobile application (built using the Play framework and MongoDB), which he then ports to the Beanstalk environment. Configuring Beanstalk is both easy and rewarding, he finds, with choice and flexibility over and above what's offered by GAE.
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