CHAPTER 11Deployment

Deploying Rails applications has traditionally been somewhat of a pain. The current status in the Ruby community is that there are tools that help, but it's still not as fun as the rest of developing a Rails application. One of the major selling points for JRuby on Rails is that it makes deployment much easier, as well as managing the application after it's up and running. You saw some of those capabilities at the end of the last chapter, and you'll see more of these benefits as we go along.

However, to understand the choices we have when deploying Rails applications, we'll first do a whirlwind tour of the possibilities. I'll describe most of the available solutions for regular Ruby on Rails applications, and then we'll ...

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