Right tool for the job
Most help available
The WindowsME of Ruby
Some 1.9 features if you’re not ready for 1.9
New kid on the block
Lots of traction
Vastly improved performance
Why do we write shell scripts?
sed/awk and their friends...
Ruby goes above and beyond “pipe‐ﬁtting”
Glue, huh, wazzat?
SCM’s are your friend
Ahh, I “git” it
God – Monitoring
Capistrano – Application Deployment
Chef/Puppet – System Conﬁguration
Homebrew – OS X Package Manager
Moonshine – for the curious, is a Rails deployment
tool that leverages Capistrano and Puppet
Roll Your OwnTM