Building a Vagrant Box from Start to Finish

Note: This article was originally published at tylerbird.org. It was recently updated for publication on the Engine Yard blog.

The goal of Vagrant is to make it simple to create a local development environment so that you’d never want to do it another way again. You can quickly set up your first Vagrant environment with two simple commands. And with a third, you’re connected to your first Vagrant box—all in under a few minutes.

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Using Docker for Rails in a Production Environment

Need to know the options for running Rails in production? Using Docker for Rails may be the way to go.

Running a Rails application in production requires installing Ruby and other packages. It's not difficult and configuration management system like Chef or Ansible makes it even easier. Here we're going to look at a different approach. By using Docker, installing Ruby and other packages happens on the build phase. In your production servers, you'll run your Rails application like any other Docker containers.

If you want to follow along, you need to have Docker installed on your local machine. I use docker-machine but there are other ways of getting Docker.
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Stable V5 Is Now The Default Stack

As mentioned in a previous announcement, Engine Yard has released our latest stack, stable v5. With many feature enhancements and stabilization in the past three months, we are thrilled to announce that we have made stable v5 the default stack for the Engine Yard PaaS platform.

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Building Rails Applications in Docker

Docker images can provide a powerful interface for deploying your Rails applications. Everything your application needs in order to run can be packaged inside a Docker image. The Docker images can then be deployed from your laptop, staging and to production. This greatly increases the parity between your development and production environments when making a Rails application.

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Docker Cookbooks on Engine Yard V5

As described in our V5 announcement post, Engine Yard now supports Docker.

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Cloud in My Coffee - Episode 3 with Gabe Monroy

After a month hiatus, it’s time for your monthly dose of “Cloud in My Coffee”, the monthly video series from the Engine Yard Community Team. This video series features interviews with many of the people that make Engine Yard what it is every day. From the “C” level executives to those working the tickets on our Support Team, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the Yardees around the world, all from the comfort of your seat, cup of coffee close at hand.

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