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DevOps for the Rubyist Soul

Given by John Downey on August 17 2013 at Steel City Ruby in Pittsburgh, PA.


Ruby developers have many great options for simply hosting their web applications. But what happens when your product outgrows Heroku? Managing your own servers can be an intimidating task for the average developer. This session will cover the lessons we've learned at Braintree from building and maintaining our infrastructure. It will cover how we leverage Ruby to automate and control all of our environments. Some specific topics we'll cover:

Orchestrating servers with capistrano
Using puppet for configuration management
Our cap and puppet workflow using git
How vagrant can provide a sane test environment
Some pitfalls you should avoid"