Deploying Rails Apps with Capistrano
Mike Clark, President, Clarkware Consulting
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Enter Capistrano (formerly called SwitchTower): a push-button deployment utility that makes it equally easy (and consistent!), to deploy to one machine or a whole cluster.
This session will demonstrate how to put Capistrano to work for you deploying new versions of your Rails application the same way, time after time. And when trouble strikes, you'll be able to roll back versions at the flip of a switch. We'll also look at approaches to customizing Capistrano for generalized deployment automation, with Rails apps and otherwise. Along the way I'll share hard-won Capistrano tips and tricks from using Capistrano on at least two commercial Rails applications.