28 Aug '12, 10pm

Continuous Deployment with Appboy

For code quality, we use Github pull requests to review all code before it gets to staging. In terms of deploy impact, Engine Yard makes it easy to use Unicorn as a web server for zero-downtime web deploys, and we stagger long-running process restarts across our server fleet to make sure that we have enough capacity in the middle of a deploy to keep the product functional. Our continuous deployment process runs automated RSpec and Capybara tests against production after each release, although tests don’t have to run immediately as part of the deploy. We also use monitoring tools like Listerine and CloudKick to make sure our product is working correctly. Engine Yard makes rollbacks really easy so we didn’t have to do anything special on our end. Another one-line call to ey rollback –environment YOUR_APP and we can revert back to the previous state. In fact, our deploy proce...

Full article: http://www.engineyard.com/blog/2012/continuous-deployment/

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