How do I generate the private key file again? Or what is the correct chaining order? Installing, or renewing SSL certificates on the web server has some pitfalls. And most of us don’t do it regularly, so it’s easy to forget the process.
Sometimes you want to see what's happening in your production log files right now. You can use log management tools like Loggly or Papertrail for this, but there is also an easy way to stream your log files with Capistrano.
I found a basic implementation here and improved it a bit.
We all love to enter the Rails console to try out some stuff. It's just a rails c away in development. But what if you want to view or fetch some specific data on your remote production server (and you're not on Heroku)? If you already deploy your app with Capistrano, why not use it for this task?
As I wrote in my first blog post, I had a hard time deciding how to add a blog to my app. Should I use Jekyll, another Rails blog engine, or just build a simple blog functionality myself? I already use Jekyll for my private developer blog, and I like it. But in this case I decided to write my own – and I'll show you why and how.