Part XI. Spring Cloud for Cloud Foundry
Spring Cloud for Cloudfoundry makes it easy to run Spring Cloud apps in Cloud Foundry (the Platform as a Service). Cloud Foundry has the notion of a "service", which is middlware that you "bind" to an app, essentially providing it with an environment variable containing credentials (e.g. the location and username to use for the service).
spring-cloud-cloudfoundry-web project provides basic support for some enhanced features of webapps in Cloud Foundry: binding automatically to single-sign-on services and optionally enabling sticky routing for discovery.
spring-cloud-cloudfoundry-discovery project provides an implementation of Spring Cloud Commons
DiscoveryClient so you can
@EnableDiscoveryClient and provide your credentials as
spring.cloud.cloudfoundry.discovery.[email,password] and then you can use the
DiscoveryClient directly or via a
*.url if you are not connecting to Pivotal Web Services).
The first time you use it the discovery client might be slow owing to the fact that it has to get an access token from Cloud Foundry.