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Syncman - projects remote deployment for my grandma

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

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If you’re running a company mainly occupied with development of lots of web sites ranging from tiny promo sites to large portals you most probably should face deployment headaches some day.

How do folks usually deploy their remote applications? Some use manual deployment via FTP, others prefer using rsync or unison, some brave souls deploy simply by updating the project’s Subversion working copy on the remote server, Rails fans usually stick with Capistrano, some smart fellows are said to be using complicated cfengine, etc.

At my company we were not happy with any mentioned above methods of remote project deployment due to either lack of functionality or unnecessary complexity. We simply needed a tool which could use non-technical personnel: managers, web-designers, etc. That’s why we hacked our own simple utility - meet Syncman ;)