Michael Slater has a handy Capistrano tip over at Technology for Humans.
Here are some links for those using Ruby on Rails with Dreamhost…
What is interesting from our perspective is that they also have a blog where they are documenting some of the issues they have encountered whilst building a large Rails application and how they have tackled these.
No sooner have I started a blog on Rails Deployment than someone is leeching my – albeit limited – content verbatim ! The site in question (recipesworld DOT info in case you are curious) seem to be copying people’s weblog posts without accreditation to their pseudo-blog (to what end I am not sure). Baby Rambutan have a similar complaint. A quick check via a whois lookup seems to suggest that the domain name is owned by someone in Shanghai, China.
If they ever read their own web site then this is a request for them to stop copying other people’s posts !
At least this weblog acknowledges others accomplishments and gives credit where credit is due.
Brandon Keepers over at OpenSoul has published a Capistrano recipe that automatically backs up your remote database before a deploy – just in case those migrations aren’t quite as seemless as you had hoped ! Looks like another Rails weblog worth keeping a close eye on !
This one is not directly related to deployment (not yet anyway) but is newsworthy in its own right. Curt Hibbs is reporting that the Gardens Point Ruby.NET compiler from the Queensland University of Technology is now passing all of the tests in the Ruby installation test suite and most of the tests in the main test directory.
They are now planning more regular – monthly – releases of the Ruby.NET compiler and have started work on getting Ruby on Rails working. Additionally, they hope to move to a more open source, collaborative development model in the second half of this year.
I am looking forward to the next release of this compiler since their plan is that that version will support two-way interoperability between .NET languages and Ruby !
I haven’t had a chance to use Solaris yet but I was considering taking a look at it to get a better handle on its capabilities. I was aware of Benelix, which is a LiveCD version of OpenSolaris but I see that the OpenSolaris site lists a number of other distributions too.
Incidentally, Ashish Sahni’s blog seems to include a number of other good posts on the topic Ruby/Glassfish integration (in addition to the one just mentioned).
My other interest in looking at Solaris is to discover a bit more about the containers mentioned above.
Rob Thornton over at InfoQ has also commented on this.