Chapter 8. Deployment

This chapter covers

  • Using gems to distribute libraries and applications
  • Using Capistrano to deploy and manage servers
  • Using Vlad to deploy and manage servers
  • Monitoring servers with God.rb

Much has been written on the topic of deploying applications written in Ruby on Rails. However, not all Ruby applications are web applications, and not all web applications use Rails. This chapter will focus on the deployment concerns that arise when deciding how to create Ruby applications and how to release those applications into a live environment once done.

For veteran Rails developers, a lot of this will be familiar: we will discuss using Capistrano to deploy applications, packaging up reusable components in Ruby gems, and using ...

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