Deploying PHP apps with Capistrano

Capistrano is a wonderful tool. I have this really old PHP-based web site,, that I needed to make a change to earlier today. (The spam bots had finally found my news submission form.) I decided this was as good a time as any to automate deployment of the app. This article was very helpful. Staring at a task like this can be daunting, but once I actually got in there and started hacking it wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be. And now I have a warm, fuzzy feeling knowing that deployment of this stinkin’ PHP app is only one “cap deploy” command away. Hallelujah.