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Chef basics for Rails Developers

In our new collaboration with Tealeaf Academy friends, we are writing about Chef/Vagrant and how to use them to manage and test your servers configuration.

This is a step-by-step guide (including github projects) to bootstrap and cook a basic Rails server:

  • Step 1. Vagrant: Creating your Development environment (Server Virtualization)
  • Step 2. Knife-solo: Kitchen structure
  • Step 3. Librarian: Managing dependencies
  • Step 4. Creating your own cookbook (rails-stack)
  • Step 5. Cook your Vagrant Box
  • Step 6. Cook a real server
  • Step 7. Deploy with Capistrano
  • Conclusions