Managing your infrastructure with configuration management tools like Chef melds the practices of development and operations together. This workshop will focus on a development practice - Test Driven Development - and how that method can be applied to managing your Rails infrastructure and deployments. You will learn how to: Analyze your application and define your infrastructure needs (databases, load balancers, etc.), define unique infrastructure requirements for Rails applications (i.e. asset pipeline), capture your requirements in tests using Test Kitchen, ServerSpec, and other frameworks
The Unix command-line interface is much more than a way to generate and run Rails migrations. It offers a myriad of tools that make it easy to work with text files, large and small. It is the original embodiment of the 'build small things' philosophy. Experience a boost in productivity by using the powerful tools already at your disposal.