Chapter 21. Capistrano

 

“When we .NET developers say that getting into Rails is tough, this is the kind of stuff we’re talking about. [...] It’s the Linux shell, server applications, and other things we’re not used to that trip us up.”

 
 --Brian Eng http://www.softiesonrails.com/2007/4/5/the-absolute-moron-s-guide-to-capistrano

Need being the great mother of invention, the story goes that in his work for 37signals, Jamis created Switchtower (later renamed to Capistrano[1]) when Basecamp grew to be hosted on more than one production server. It’s a tool for automating tasks on remote servers.

Although Capistrano is now firmly established as the standard solution to Rails deployment challenges, its multiserver transactional approach to running remote ...

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