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Post-deploy notifications on EngineYard Cloud

Post-deploy notifications on Engine Yard cloud I’ve got a project hosted on EngineYard‘s cloud servers, with geographically-dispersed team. The developers are often working on separate feature sets, often deployed independently. As a quality-control and awareness measure we wanted to be notified when a deploy was done. This was pretty easy to set up, and would […]

Why use automated deployment?

I was talking with a developer about their first rails project, the deadline of which was looming. After a quick walk-through of the code I started asking about process stuff — what are you using for tests? Are you using capistrano for deployment? The answers were “I’d like to use tests at some point in […]