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Play Framework Cookbook by Alexander Reelsen

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Multi-node deployment introduction

Deployment is always a hot topic. There are developers, most of the time including myself, who do not worry about deployment, until it becomes a problem. Updating one node is never too much of a problem. The average developer can do it in a couple of minutes. But can you still do this with a multi node installation. Do you suddenly need half a day?

As this is the last recipe, I will not provide you with a solution, because it does not exist. There are a dozen ways of deploying nodes:

  • Check out the application from VCS and run it. Pretty simple. However, do you also keep Play itself in the VCS? How do you keep that updated?
  • Start some shell script from one main node, which copies everything via scp or rsync. Great, ...

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