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The Rails Way by Obie Fernandez

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Chapter 20. Rails Production Configurations

 

Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.

 
 --Marshall McLuhan

One frequently overlooked aspect of building a Rails application is, believe it or not, launching and running it in production. In some cases you may not be responsible for this part of your project, but it is important to understand how a modern web application operates in a production environment. In this chapter we’re going to show you how to build a simple production “stack,” and how to get your ...

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