Customizing and Developing Buildpacks
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Buildpacks enable you to package frameworks and runtime support for your application. Cloud Foundry provides system buildpacks and provides an interface for customizing existing buildpacks and developing new ones.
If your application uses a language or framework that the Cloud Foundry system buildpacks do not support, do one of the following:
- Use a Cloud Foundry Community Buildpack.
- Use a Heroku Third-Party Buildpack.
Customize an existing buildpack or create your own custom buildpack. A common development practice for custom buildpacks is to fork existing buildpacks and sync subsequent patches from upstream. For information about customizing an existing buildpack or creating your own, see the following:
After you have modified an existing buildpack or created your own, it is necessary to maintain it. Refer to the following when maintaining your own buildpacks:
Note: To configure a production server for your web app, see the Configuring a Production Server topic.
For information about updating and releasing a new version of a Cloud Foundry buildpack through the Cloud Foundry Buildpacks Team Concourse pipeline, see Using CI for Buildpacks. You can use this as a model when working with Concourse to build and release new versions of your own buildpacks.