I often create Rails projects and while some of these applications are fairly simple, deployment to a production environment still requires a lot of infrastructure setup. In this episode, we take a look at creating a Rails project template and being able to deploy it to a production environment within minutes.
Amazon's newest hosting service, App Runner, makes it fairly easy to deploy web services. In this episode, we take a look at some of the issues with App Runner as well as how we can deploy a Docker container image to the service. We also dive into building Docker images from an Apple M1 computer and pushing to Elastic Container Registry.
Heroku is a Platform as a Service (PaaS), where you can deploy and manage your Ruby on Rails applications. It is one of the easiest platforms to deploy to; allowing you to focus on the development side of things instead of worrying about managing an infrastructure.
Continuing on from the previous episode, we look at creating a Docker Swarm cluster and using Traefik to load balance and route requests to various applications. Using this and CloudFlare proxies, we're able to create and deploy hobby applications in minutes.