The way in which you should start on CloudBees depends on your goal on the platform. As you already know, we provide different services through RUN@cloud and also DEV@cloud.
The first thing that you will need before continue is getting at least a free subscription on RUN@cloud, DEV@cloud and also on MySQL. For that, once that you have signed up on the platform, you have to go to the add services section and add these ones.
Starting with RUN@Cloud
1. Launching a ClickStart
Once you have done this, you could test that everything is working fine launching one of our ClickStart, which is a full stack application templates. If you are logged in - click on the ClickStart icon on the top left - do it now ! They set up everything, cloned private source repo, Jenkins build pipeline, application, database, etc.
You can choose for example our Tomcat 7 ClickStart, which will create you a git repository with the source code of the ClickStart, a Tomcat 7 application and a database bind with this app.
2. The CloudBees SDK
After this, you could be interested in knowing how to manage all the features that you have on RUN@cloud. This is only possible if you install the CloudBees SDK.
3. Deploy your application to RUN@cloud through the CloudBees SDK
You can find here the current stacks supported by CloudBees. You will see that we are quite flexibles, specially for Java where we support Tomcat, JBoss, Jetty and Glassfish.
Let’s assume that you have your own Tomcat 7 Java application. Then, the way in which you can deploy your application on RUN@cloud is described in our Step by step guide about how to deploy your Tomcat 7 application on CloudBees.
If you don’t have any application but you would like to deploy from the CloudBees SDK you can also follow the Step by step guide about how to deploy your Spring application on CloudBees where you will get the source code from our GitHub repository, you will create the .war file with Maven and you will deploy your application on the platform.
References: Getting Started with RUN@cloud (official documentation)
Starting with DEV@Cloud
For DEV@cloud we also provide a really straight forward tutorial which explains how to configure your first Jenkins job on CloudBees.