Deploying Rails Tom Copeland

ISBN: 9781934356951

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Paperback

240 pages


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Deploying Rails  by  Tom Copeland

Deploying Rails by Tom Copeland
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Todays modern Rails applications have lots of moving parts. Make sure your next production deployment goes smoothly with this hands-on book, which guides you through the entire production process. Youll set up scripts to install and configure allMoreTodays modern Rails applications have lots of moving parts.

Make sure your next production deployment goes smoothly with this hands-on book, which guides you through the entire production process. Youll set up scripts to install and configure all the software your servers need, including your application code. Once youre in production, youll learn how to set up systems to monitor your applications health, gather metrics so you can stop problems before they start, and fix things when they go wrong.Deploying Rails takes you on a expertly guided tour of the current best practices in Rails deployment and management.

Youll find in-depth explanations on effectively running a Rails app by leveraging popular open source tools such as Puppet, Capistrano, and Vagrant. Then youll go beyond deployment and learn how to use Ganglia and Nagios to monitor your applications health and gather metrics so you can head off problems before they happen.Youll start out by building your own virtual environment by writing scripts to provision a production server with Vagrant and Puppet. Then youll leverage the popular Rails deployment tool Capistrano to deploy an application into this infrastructure. Once the app is live, youll monitor your applications health with Nagios, and configure Ganglia to collect system metrics.

Finally, youll see how to keep your data backed up, recover data when things go wrong, tame your log files, and use Puppet to automate everything along the way.Whether youre a Rails developer who wants a better understanding of the needs of a production Rails system, if youre a system administrator who wants to manage a Rails application, or if youre bridging the gap between development and operations, this book will be your roadmap to successful production deployment and maintenance, whether your application has ten users or ten million users.What You Need:The exercises and examples are most suited to a computer running some Unix variant, such as Mac OS X or Linux.

But a Windows machine running Linux in a VirtualBox virtual machine is also sufficient.Well show you how to set up a local virtual machine for your deployments- you wont need a dedicated server to hone your deployment skills. We expect you to have a basic familiarity with the Ruby programming language, the Ruby on Rails framework, and the Unix command line.



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