Today in the open source game design class we boot strapped for Turbo Gears. This, combined with open shift will allow us to quickly get web apps online and running.
Open shift works by tying it to a Git repository on your computer. When you push the repo to open shift it automatically turns off the Turbo Gears instance running on the cloud, applies the changes you've pushed, and then restarts the server.
This is incredibly useful for small applications when you don't want to spend a lot of time trying to set up your own server. Updating the server is as simple as git commit && git push openshift.
We'll be using this system to launch our app for the final project.