OpenShift Developer Spotlight: Jeremy Hansen

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Jeremy on OpenShift

Name: Jeremy Hansen

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

Primary development language(s): PHP, Java

Technology you're most interested in right now: Drupal, PaaS

Application currently hosted on OpenShift: Melissa June's Gourmet Caramel Apples

Technologies used: PHP, MySQL, jquery

What's it do?

A simple, brochureware website for my wife's amazing, gourmet caramel apples.

What motivated you to create the application?

My wife needed a place to showcase her gourmet caramel apples online to allow friends and family a way to see them and place orders. I chose Openshift because it was fast, free and gave me the tools I needed to create a simple web site. Now we are planning to migrate the site to the Drupal framework on Openshift so that she can more easily update the content herself.

What are the most compelling features of OpenShift?

Ramp-up speed, pre-built gears, cost.

What are some features you'd like to see in OpenShift?

More of the command line features available through the UI