I’m happy to announce the beta release of my book for the Pragmatic
Programmers, Deploying Rails Applications, A Step by Step Guide. It’s
been in the works for a long time and has been rewritten multiple
times as Rails deployment changes fast. It’s an early beta book and
has a little more then half of the final content. We are aiming to
release a new chapter every 3 weeks until the book if finished.
Thank you very much for taking the initiative to fill this much observed
gap. It’ll be a blessing to see Rails applications prosper in
The past two days I’ve taken the time to comment, suggest, and nitpick
extensively on each and every page. I hope that you will look through my
persistence at times – it comes from a good heart
As a whole it’s shaping up to be great. Still I think that there
sometimes is a bit of unevenness in the chapters: some points are
dwelled on extensively (which I like) while other points, especially the
ones about system administration and why to choose which kind of tool,
seem to cut a corner here and there.
As a “neophyte Rails deployer” colleague of mine was skimming through
the book, he found the initial chapters to be a tailor fit, but hit a
wall as he encountered the Ubuntu setup. I’m on the same page with both
you and him: indeed it’s not a book about Linux system administration,
but at the same time I can imagine that the difference in level required
for the first couple of chapters can come as a bit of a surprise.
Looking forward to the upcoming chapters! Do let me know if I can
provide any further reviewing assistance.
Roderick van Domburg