When rake tasks need to be part of a deployment, you could find yourself in a situation where the rake task was forgotten about or have to go through the process of shelling into the environment to execute the tasks. In this episode, we look at addressing these issues by creating a way to have rake tasks execute automatically.
Kamal (MRSK) deploys web apps anywhere from bare metal to cloud VMs using Docker with zero downtime. In this episode, we will set up a Digital Ocean infrastructure with a Load Balancer, Virtual Machines, and a PostgreSQL database. We'll use Kamal (MRSK) to provision and deploy our Rails application to the Virtual Machines.