Introduction to PCF

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This topic gives a high-level conceptual overview and introduction to Pivotal Application Service (PAS). It is designed to:

  • Introduce the platform to people who are unfamiliar with it.

  • Provide context and explanations that support the how-to information in the PCF Documentation’s role-based guides.

  • Explain how you can get started running apps on PCF in two ways:

    • Install and run PCF Dev, a free, lightweight version of PAS that enables you to develop and run apps on your local workstation.
    • Subscribe to Pivotal Web Services (PWS), a full PAS platform hosted by Pivotal.

If you want to learn about how the PCF platform works or test it out yourself, this guide is for you.