Getting started with OpenShift. I started on Windows 8 Professional 64 bit laptop, while there are instructions available here and there, I eventually installed a Ubuntu VM desktop and found it much easier to work with OpenShift this way. These steps assume linux OS.
First create an account here.
Next, install the RedHat Client rhc:
Run through setup and ssh configuration prompts.
Once the RedHat Client Tools are available, we are ready to begin our first spatial application!
We will begin by creating a webapp that will run under tomcat7 and connect to postgis enabled database.
1) rhc app create spatialapp Tomcat7 postgresql-8.4
Now let's check out what was created for us.
2) rhc show-domain
I should see a git URL, ssh host, postgres database with the same name as my webapp.