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Trinidad
Episode #377Aug 30, 201223 comments

Trinidad

Trinidad is designed to serve JRuby web applications and gives you the power of Java while still keeping the feel of traditional Rails deployment. Here I show how to setup a Capistrano recipe, configure it, and more. (15 minutes)
Monit
Episode #375Aug 16, 201219 comments

Monit

Monit can help ensure your Rails app stays up and running smoothly. Here I show how to set it up, receive alerts, and keep tabs on it through a web interface. (16 minutes)
Zero-Downtime Deployment
Episode #373Aug 09, 201222 comments

Zero-Downtime Deployment

Here I show how to accomplish zero-downtime deployment using Unicorn. I also cover gotchas when working with migrations and how to put up a maintenance page when you do need to take down the site. (12 minutes)
Facebook Open Graph
Episode #363Jul 02, 201217 comments

Facebook Open Graph

This episode builds on last week's episodes and shows how to integrate Facebook further through the Open Graph protocol. You will also learn how to tunnel your local server and move Facebook communication into a background process. (11 minutes)
Rubber and Amazon EC2
Episode #347May 03, 2012137 comments

Rubber and Amazon EC2

Deploying to Amazon EC2 allows you to scale an application quickly. Learn how to use Rubber to deploy to the cloud with just a few commands and monitor the cluster with various web tools. (17 minutes)
Asset Pipeline in Production
Episode #341Apr 11, 201223 comments

Asset Pipeline in Production

The Asset Pipeline is very useful, but it can be a pain in production. Here I show why it works the way it does, and how to customize it to fit your deployment setup. (13 minutes)
Chef Solo Basics
Episode #339Apr 06, 201257 comments

Chef Solo Basics

Chef is a provisioning tool which allows you to spin up production servers automatically. Here I show how to get started with Chef Solo and create a custom cookbook. (17 minutes)
Capistrano Recipes
Episode #337Mar 27, 201291 comments

Capistrano Recipes

Get the most out of Capistrano by writing specific recipes with ERB templates. Here I show how to deploy to a blank VPS by running just a few Capistrano commands. (13 minutes)
Capistrano Tasks (revised)
Episode #133Mar 24, 20126 comments

Capistrano Tasks (revised)

Learn the basics of writing Capistrano tasks, how to set variables, and run commands on a remote server. Then peak into the internals of Capistrano's deploy tasks to see how they work. (10 minutes)
Deploying to a VPS
Episode #335Mar 21, 2012338 comments

Deploying to a VPS

Deploying a Rails application can be overwhelming because there are so many different options. Here I present a pattern for deploying a Rails app to a VPS using nginx, Unicorn, PostgreSQL, rbenv and more. (18 minutes)