083: With Florian Motlik

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This week we were joined by Florian Motlik. Flo is an awesome programmer an a co-founder of Codeship, a part of Techstars Boston. This episode is a deep dive into continuous deployment and automation.

We talked about (roughly in order):

Q & A

  • 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?


  • 24:40 WP DB Migrate Pro: WP Migrate DB Pro eliminates the manual work of migrating a WP database.
  • 50:15 CSS Dev Conf Join Eric Meyer, Estelle Weyl, Jonathan Snook, and more as they discover the latest in the intersection of CSS and Preprocessors (Sass, Compass, etc.), JavaScript, Responsive Web Design & Mobile at the second annual CSS Dev Conference.

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