ShopTalkShow Podcast with Chris Coyier on Continuous Deployment and Automation

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Recently Flo talked about Continuous Deployment and Automation on the ShopTalkShow Podcast. We’ve been listening to Chris Coyier’s show for a long time and were very happy when he asked us if we would like to talk on his show. Many of you might know Chris also from the infamous css-tricks.com site.


Have a listen to the episode here:

Show notes

13:08 – I would like to use Git for version control, and set up a deployment strategy so I can stop going “FTP commando’, but terminal is a bit scary for me. Do you have any suggestions for free or one-off-purchase alternatives for deployment so I can get off FTP?

20:50 – Hey guys, I just did a little google-ing and found an FTP-post-commit-deploy-script for Bitbucket/Github. It works on public and private repos. I set it up on my server for a little project I’m working on, and so far it’s working great! I thought this could be a good tool for folks that don’t have a VPS they can setup Git on to still get on a version control work flow.

22:40 – What’s the best way to handle database synching? Is it possible to do it with version control?

40:09 – I have this site to build with about 30 pages, all one template. Where the line is drawn for static sites vs. CMS?

52:27 – I have been looking at several PaaS options out there such as Heroku, Appfog, Paogdabox, and Fortrabbit. I was wondering if those types of scalable web application platforms are best used for all types of sites (blogs for example) since they provide a level of control and scalability, or are they really just meant to be utilized on custom web applications that do a lot of processing server side?

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