I am pleased to be featured at the Cloud Foundry blog, where I have discussed how Cloud Foundry is my preferred choice of PaaS today and the announcement of Mumbai Data Sets that re powered by Cloud Foundry.
The Mumbai Data Sets currently available are:
- Blood Banks in Mumbai
- Help line numbers
- Taxi/Auto Fare
The site is available at http://mumbaidata.cloudfoundry.com and every data set is available as a REST API. Here are the REST End points:
- Mumbai Blood Banks: http://mumbaidata.cloudfoundry.com/bloodbanks
- Mumbai Help Lines: http://mumbaidata.cloudfoundry.com/helplines
- Mumbai Taxi Fare: http://mumbaidata.cloudfoundry.com/taxifare
- Mumbai Auto Fare: http://mumbaidata.cloudfoundry.com/autofare
The application is a Node.js application and I loved the way Node made it possible for me to expose the API in rapid time. Cloud Foundry being a polyglot platform allowed me to deploy the Node.js application. It also powers some of my other Java based applications.
If you have not given Cloud Foundry a try, I definitely recommend it.