June 2013

June 18, 2013

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Topic

Deploying Ruby Web Apps

It's easy to develop web applications in Ruby using frameworks like Ruby on Rails or Sinatra. But deployment can still be tricky business. Services like Rails Machine, Engine Yard, or Heroku take care of the details for you and let you focus exclusively on development.

But if you want full control over exactly how your app is deployed, you'll have to roll up your sleeves and prepare to get your hands dirty setting up a server.

We'll walk through how to do that for a simple Rails application.

We'll also talk about (in less detail) alternatives for automated server provisioning and deployment.

Technologies discussed and/or demonstrated may include some or all of the following:

This thought-provoking post on ImmutableServer may also spark some discussion at the meeting.

We'll have plenty of time for discussion, so bring your deployment-related questions and knowledge to share with the group.

Pizza Sponsor

Thanks to TEKsystems for providing pizza for this meeting.

Meeting Location

Goodsmiths
218 1/2 5th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265

This is in the heart of Valley Junction. The front door is usually locked during our meeting times, so park behind (west of) the building and enter there. The back door is at the top of the steps and has the address printed on it.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Btw, according to Levi, the only venue dictated rule is: Don't set your ass, beer, or pizza on the pool table.