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Category Archives: capistrano

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 […]

deploying php with capistrano

Capistrano is to deployment what a spatula is to scrambled eggs. It’s mostly thought of as a rails tool, but it works for any code you need to export from a source-control repository to a server on a regular basis. Php, for instance. I’ve got a rails site that uses an open-source php shopping cart […]