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But it's so easy with Docker, Deployment, and Ruby on Rails ūüź≥ūüöÄ

Ruby on Rails, coupled with Docker, offers a powerful combination for streamlined development and seamless deployment processes. Leveraging Docker containers enhances the portability and consistency of Rails applications in both development and production environments.

Using Docker to containerize a Rails application simplifies the setup and ensures a consistent environment across different machines. Here's a practical example of defining a Dockerfile for a Rails project:


# Dockerfile

FROM ruby:3.0.1


COPY Gemfile Gemfile.lock ./

RUN bundle install

COPY . .


CMD ["rails", "server", "-b", ""]


This Dockerfile sets up a container with the necessary dependencies and configurations to run a Rails server.

For deployment, tools like Docker Compose can orchestrate multi-container Docker applications. Let's see how Docker Compose can be used to deploy a Rails app along with a PostgreSQL database:


# docker-compose.yml

version: '3'



build: .


- "3000:3000"


- db


DATABASE_URL: postgresql://db/myapp_production


image: postgres:latest


By defining the services in a docker-compose.yml file, you can easily manage the deployment of your Rails app and its associated services.

Integrating Docker into the deployment workflow enhances the scalability and maintainability of Ruby on Rails applications, making it easier to manage dependencies and ensure consistent performance across different environments. With Docker, deploying Rails applications becomes a more efficient and reliable process, empowering developers to focus on building great software.

When deploying with AWS, services like Amazon ECS or AWS Fargate can further streamline the deployment process. Utilize features like auto-scaling and load balancing for a resilient infrastructure.

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