JumpBox for Ruby on Rails Deployment

Ready to run Virtual Machine/Virtual Appliance for VMware, Parallels, VirtualBox and Amazon EC2 Cloud Computing
Application Version: Ruby on Rails 3.2.13
Open Source Project: Ruby on Rails
JumpBox Version: 1.8.1 (release notes)
Short Name: rubyonrails
OS Version: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Added: July 14, 2008
Updated: March 27, 2013
Download Size: 316 MB (system requirements)
Minimum VM RAM: 512 MB
Amazon EC2 AMI Available: Yes
OVF Available: Yes
NOTE: This JumpBox is End of Life and no longer being updated.

Ruby on Rails is a framework that allows a web developer to rapidly design web applications which are capable of leveraging database back-ends with minimal effort. Written in Ruby, Rails prefers convention and simple patterns to facilitate rapid development rather than relying on a myriad of complex and intermingling configurations files. The result is a web framework that allows you to transition from idea to implementation in a fraction of the time it might have required with other web frameworks.

Introduction

The JumpBox for Ruby On Rails serves as a deployment system for your Rails applications. We understand that developers prefer to use their own tools for developing and deploying their applications, and so our JumpBox for Ruby on Rails politely remains out of your way until you've decided that it's time to deploy your application.

What is the value of deploying your Rails application with a JumpBox appliance? Quite simply, it allows you as the developer to concentrate on your development rather than having to accommodate the potentially infinite number of configuration possibilities that one might otherwise encounter in attempting to distribute Rails applications to end user systems.

As such, you needn't worry about the fact that your users will be hosting your application on a Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows computer. They won't be required to install MySQL to support your application, and for that matter, you needn't care about whether or not they even have Ruby installed... They won't need it because your application will operate within a fully self-contained virtual machine instance.

We feel that the proposition of significantly reducing installation and configuration support issues will be compelling enough of a reason to consider deploying your Rails application with the JumpBox for Ruby on Rails. Now, instead of being required to install Ruby, MySQL, Apache, and a potentially vast array of dependencies, your end user need only install a Virtual Machine platform such as VMWare, Parallels, or Xen. If they so desire, they can also easily host your application in a Cloud Computing environment such as Amazon EC2.

How Does it Work?

Technically, it's rather simple. The JumpBox for Ruby on Rails is a self-contained Ubuntu Linux environment that, upon startup, immediately hosts fully functioning Apache, Ruby, MySQL, and Ruby On Rails environments. With only a minimal amount of preparation, you can use your favorite deployment method to install and host your Rails application on the JumpBox.

To learn more about deploying applications using the JumpBox for Ruby on Rails please visit our documentation site.

What is a JumpBox?

A JumpBox makes using server software quick and simple. It packages an application's software, dependencies, and application data into a single virtual computer that enables you to focus on the application, not the details of getting the application to run.

To learn more about the benefits of JumpBox based infrastructure:

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Ramp Up Video

Ramp Up videos give you a quick tour of an application with the goal of showing you what it does and how you might put it to work.

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