17 Mar '12, 1pm

Jeff's Blog - Introducing AutoTagger - easy multi-stage deployment tagging with git:

This is nice, Brian and I just rolled this from scratch on the current project. I had wished it was a gem, then lo and behold, here it is! It is a bit strange when you are used to pushing the same tag through all environments, but Brian eventually convinced me of the value of this. One of the main benefits is that it enforces the deploy order - ci, then staging, then production. You can also tell from the tag itself when a build was deployed to a given environment. However, one thing I miss is the traceabilty back to the original green CI tag. I'd really like to have a cap/rake task which would print out the "history" of the tags back all the way to the original CI tag. In other words, in Gitx/Gitk, you can see that all of these tags really point to the same commit (the last one before the green CI tag). It would be good to be able to verify that is actually the case, and ...

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