EngineYard are a bunch of helpful and clever boffins
I’m currently contracting on a Rails project (still under wraps) and we’ve recently made the decision to move from a MediaTemple DV 3.0 VM to EngineYard.
EngineYard, it has to be said, are a lot more expensive, but for the money you’re effectively gaining a full time IT team to fully manage your servers for you. And being full-time Ruby and Rails guys means you can sleep well at night knowing they’re doing it well.
EngineYard Capistrano (eycap) Scripts
I thought I’d share a link to their Capistrano scripts, hosted on Github – who it turn are, in a chicken and egg sort of way, hosted by EngineYard.
Learning the bare minimum of how to use Capistrano was quite a painful process when I started out about 3 months ago, so I think this may be of value to some people looking for advice.
The master tree is located over at http://github.com/engineyard/eycap/tree/master/
Some handy finds so far:
- Cloning DB from Prod to Staging [this rocks my world]
- Filtered Remote Cache deployment strategy
- And :tail_production_log