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.
I recently upgraded Drifting Ruby's site from Ruby 2.6 to Ruby 2.7 as part of some general maintenance. The Beanstalk instance was using an older version of Amazon Linux. During the upgrade process, I discovered that it wasn't a simple transition. In this episode, we look at the discovery path and how to successfully deploy your Ruby on Rails application to AWS Elastic Beanstalk with Amazon Linux 2 and Ruby 2.7.
Back in Episode #106, we configured and deployed to a very simple AWS Beanstalk environment. However, in this episode, we take things a bit further and explore security groups, an existing database and redis service. Also, there are a few changes that we have to do in order to get Rails 6 working within Beanstalk.