Just thought I’d share a little tool I’m using at Website Weekend: Dploy — I’m a happy Beanstalk user because they can host my code via Git and then deploy it if I want. It’s sweet… However, I was a little stuck because I don’t have any available slots on my Beanstalk account for the project I’m working on this weekend. Now that source control is a part of my workflow, I’m kind of an asshole about not having it, to the point where I get nothing done because I stress about losing my shit.
So what’s a Turd Ferguson to do?
Enter Dploy, from the good folks at Beanstalk. Dploy is a deployment service for Bitbucket, Github, private repos and more. Why do I care? I care because it can deploy my files to a staging or production server (or whatever server I want) whenever I do a Git push and it can do it automagically… Bitchin’ right? They offer a free trial as well, too.
Connect your GitHub or Bitbucket account, choose the repository that you want to deploy from
Configure how your deployments will work.
Start pushing changes.
Again, the Beanstalk folks are behind the service. So if you’re familiar with Beanstalk you’ll pickup the deployment area pretty quick and get setup. If you have only github or bitbucket, or some combination of them, you can connect to dploy to have it send your files to a destination server automatically. Pretty cool. It’s pricier than the original flavor of Beanstalk; but I do love the fact that you can deploy from Github or Bitbucket using this server and the setup is super simple.
You’ll have to let me know what you think and also let me know what tools you’re using for deploying your code-stuffs.