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It’s not often that we here at Highgroove Studios make mistakes (joke), but the Slingshot Hosting Application was broken for a few hours recently.
I added several new plans (based on our customer feedback), wrote tests to ensure that they worked, and then checked the code back into our repository so I could deploy:
All was great until one of our customers notified me of an error when trying to order one of these new plans! What I should have run was:
Easy to fix, and even easier to push out changes! Problem solved.
Not using Capistrano yet? Sign up with Slingshot and get a customized capistrano deployment recipe file and our very own slingshot.rb library that makes setting up your application a breeze.
A Presentation on with Screech Powers, Cesar Milan (The Dog Whisper), Sean Penn, and guest Ruby celebrity (and Atlanta native) Obie Fernandez. Despite the antics, Capistrano is a powerful, yet simple, bona-fide, big-boy tool. It sure does make our life easier. We like it so much, we’ve made it our goal with Slingshot Hosting to get your Ruby on Rails application up and running with our customized Capistrano Recipes, so you can focus on development.
“Capistrano – Atlanta Ruby Users Group PDF”(editor’s note – pdf removed)
It’s tough finding a developer who doesn’t like Ruby on Rails. However, it’s also easy finding developers who think “Rails Deployment” is the next release of a horror movie series.
We’ve developed exclusively in Rails over the past 1.5 years, and a major piece missing from our development process was a simple system for deploying, managing, and monitoring our client applications.
Enter Heartbeat and one-click Capistrano deployment. With Heartbeat, you can run any of your applications’ Capistrano recipes and Rake tasks on a remote system from a single web page.
Watch Heartbeat deploy a Rails application [MOV | 6.9 MB]
Born on RailsDay 2006, Heartbeat is helping us overcome the most difficult part of the Rails life cycle. In a couple of weeks, we hope it will do the same for you.
Just to prove how much we love Rails Day 2006, we’re sponsoring the event. Slingshot Hosting is going to be giving away 6 months of our Dedicated Plan – that’s some serious Rails Business Hosting that a Rails Day Winner could really use.
We love Ruby on Rails – since 2005, all of our applications have used the web framework. But we don’t enjoy deploying Rails applications.
Announcing Slingshot – simple hosting for Ruby on Rails business applications. Why is Slingshot better than traditional hosting for Rails applications?
- Slingshot is built by full-time Rails developers with dozens of applications in production. We’re intimately familiar with the framework and the ins and outs of optimizing the hosting environment.
- Stability. We offer 2 plans – basic, with a maximum of just 4 accounts per/server, and dedicated, where it’s just you! We believe you shouldn’t have to spend your time worrying how other customers are effecting the performance of your Rails applications.
- A ready-to-go deployment stack for Rails apps. We test every account with a robust Rails application using Lighttpd, MySQL, SSL, SVN, Capistrano, and ActionMailer.
- Simple, easy-to-follow help documents. System administration is the hidden cost of maintaining and deploying Rails applications. Our guides are based on our work deploying our own Rails applications.
Take a look at our plans, and feel free to contact us with any questions!