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Memcached & Dalli
Episode #380Sep 12, 201218 comments

Memcached & Dalli

Memcached is an excellent cache store, and Dalli is the best way to interact with it through Ruby. Here I show various ways to use Memcached in a Rails app including how to set it up in production. (12 minutes)
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, 201220 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, 201224 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)
Thread-Safety
Episode #365Jul 09, 201234 comments

Thread-Safety

The config.threadsafe! option will likely be enabled by default in Rails 4.0. Here you will learn what this option does, how it affects production, and some tips on thread safety. (10 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, 201292 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)
Deploying to a VPS
Episode #335Mar 21, 2012341 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)
Nginx & Unicorn
Episode #293Oct 24, 201155 comments

Nginx & Unicorn

Nginx and Unicorn make a killer-combo for hosting a Rails application in production. Learn how to configure each in a Vagrant virtual machine in this episode. (19 minutes)