Category Archives: Deployment

Vlad, RVM and Bundler sittin’ in a tree

(Thanks to Chad for nudging me to write this post :) Up until now, my only experience with deploying Rails or any other Ruby-based web application has been to use the “standard” Capistrano.  For the main Rails 3 application I’ve … Continue reading 

Also posted in .NET, Model-View-Controller, Productivity, Quality, Selenium, Test Automation | 11 Comments

The Ruby/Rails Life – My Rails 3 Stack – Part 2

Rails Deployment & Testing There are some really nice tools available for deployment and testing rails. Below is a brief description of some of the ones I’ve been using with success. Capistrano I remember in the early days of my … Continue reading 

Also posted in Branch-Per-Feature, Continuous Integration, Git, Management, Principles and Patterns, Smoke Test, Source Control, Subversion, Workflow | 13 Comments

Deploying your Server Roles: Using MSDeploy for Enterprise Deployments.

  This is an update that builds upon the previous posts about how We do Deployments. Part 1: Using MSDeploy to automate your Enterprise Application remote deployments. Part 2 Update on using MSDeploy for remote deployments.   The development environment … Continue reading 

Also posted in Kanban, Management, Metrics, Productivity, Quality, Theory Of Constraints, Workflow | 3 Comments

Update on using MSDeploy for remote deployments.

This is a follow up to the post http://www.lostechies.com/blogs/hex/archive/2009/11/06/using-msdeploy-to-automate-your-enterprise-application-remote-deployments.aspx   The only trouble I have run into using this approach is that the runCommand does not bubble up error code or exit code from the command being executed on a … Continue reading 

Also posted in Kanban, Management, Throughput, Workflow | 8 Comments

Using MSDeploy to automate your Enterprise Application remote deployments.

MsDeploy is a newish technology that is a bit schizophrenic.  What I mean is that it is a tool that is useful to both Developers and Administrators but it is not clear from the documentation how to best use the … Continue reading 

Also posted in Branch-Per-Feature, Continuous Integration, Git, Management, Productivity, Quality, Source Control, Standardized Work, Subversion, Workflow | 16 Comments

“Productization”

I need some ‘wisdom of the crowd’ here. I’m guessing just about ever single one of you (at least the software developer types) reading this have deployed software to a production environment at least once in your career. One of … Continue reading 

Also posted in Albacore, Productivity, Ruby, Smoke Test, Vim | 7 Comments