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Deploying Rails Applications now available in BETA

“Deploying Rails Applications: A Step-by-Step Guide” is now available in our Beta program.

See the book’s home page for all the details, excerpts, and more.

About this book:

Until now, the information you needed to deploy a Ruby on Rails application in a production environment has been fragmented and contradictory. This book changes all of that by providing a consistent, level-headed book containing advice you can trust. You’ll get the inside angle from those that have built, deployed, and maintained some of the largest Rails apps in production, anywhere.

This book will start by showing you how to build out your shared, virtual, or dedicated host. Then, you’ll see how to build your applications for production and deploy them with one step, every time. “Deploying Rails Applications” will take you from a simple shared host through a highly scalable clustered and balanced setup with Ngnix.

See how to tell whether you’ve bought enough firepower, and learn how to optimize your Rails projects applications in a systemic, rational way. Take advantage of advanced caching techniques, and become and expert with the latest servers in Ngnix and Mongrel. Don’t worry. You’ll get a dose of Apache too.

Not only will you learn how to configure your production environment, you’ll also see how to monitor it with free, automated tools that can restart your servers when the memory use gets too high for comfort. You’ll see how to take a performance baseline, profile for bottlenecks, and solve the most common performance problems you’re likely to see.

You’ll learn:

  • Everything from source control and migrations to Capistrano, rake tasks and beyond.
  • Directly from authors who run EngineYard, one of the best Rails hosts in the business.
  • How to deploy your applications to multiple production servers with a single command using Capistrano.
  • How to setup a Rails/Ngnix/Mongrel cluster for applications with high scalabilty needs.
  • ...and more!

Available now in Beta from

Coming soon:

  • Pragmatic Unit Testing in C# with NUnit, 2nd Ed.
  • GIS for Web Developers: Adding ‘Where’ to Your Web Applications

Recently released:

  • Programming Erlang: Software for a Concurrent World
  • The Definitive ANTLR Reference: Building Domain-Specific Languages
  • Design Accessible Web Sites 36 Keys to Creating Content for All Platforms and Audiences (Beta)
  • Prototype and You never knew JavaScript could do this! (Beta)
  • Release It! Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software

Enjoy, and thanks for your continued support!

Andy and Dave