Platform.sh’s PaaS is complemented by a marketplace that enables the rapid deployment of more than fifty frameworks for developing applications and websites. This allows you to manage applications and their dependencies directly from a GitHub repository.
To make it easier for web developers and digital project managers to access the most widely used open source tools, PaaS, the web application development company for Platform.sh, has just opened a marketplace offering a wide range of frameworks, languages and models and microservices, which can be provided at the push of a button. This allows a team to manage their application and its dependencies from their GitHub repository and integrate their contributors into the project in the same way. Among the sixty accessible technologies that can be implemented on any park of websites we find Go, Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Drupa, Ibexa DXP, Laravel, Magento, Strapi and Symfony, Typo3, WordPress or even Akeneo, Backdrop, Django 3, Helidon, Jenkins, Next.js, Payara Micro, Pimcore, Pyramid, Opigno, Pelikan, Quarkus, Sculpin, Wagtail, Wildfly, etc. And if the framework used by a development team is missing, Platform.sh suggests to report it.
Some random examples with the minimalist Express framework written in Node.js, the marketplace offers an application framework that shows how to connect to a MariaDB 10.4 server or a starter kit for projects that use the server runtime from dynamic Open Liberty Eclipse MicroProfile application hosted on Platform.sh. The application framework provided can be modified as required using the PaaS Config Reader to simplify access to the variables of the hosted environment. A little further on, a template brings a starter kit for enterprise wikis projects, with XWiki being hosted on Platform.sh. This contains a PostgreSQL database for storage, which is configured automatically. XWiki is loaded during the build phase and runs with Jetty.
Integrated application performance monitoring
Through its marketplace, Platform.sh also offers a solution for monitoring application performance in order to improve code quality. The PaaS operator argues that by managing their own APM in their cluster, their users can avoid sending their data to an outside service and reduce security risks accordingly. Among the providers of frameworks that are hosted in the market, the publisher of the e-learning solution from Opigno emphasizes the advantage of providing its technology in this way while benefiting from a PaaS in which everything is automated. Strapi, for his part, points out the advantage of being able to get a new instance of his headless CMS with one click.
The cloud environment for developing and hosting Platform.sh applications and websites is available worldwide in cooperation with the hosting providers Orange, AWS and Azure. One of the special features of this PaaS lies in its cloning functions, which make it possible to replicate an existing website in less than a minute and thus bring it into production in a secure manner. Today SOC 2 certified, the platform is used by very large companies to manage large fleets of web applications that cut development times by 40% because users could measure it in one way. repeated. It is also used by Magento as a host for its cloud e-commerce offering and by many SaaS publishers.