Gem Version


This Rubygem dkdeploy-core represents the extension of Capistrano tasks directed to advanced deployment processes.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile

gem 'dkdeploy-core', '~> 8.0'

and then execute

bundle install

or install it yourself as

gem install dkdeploy-core


Run in your project root

cap install STAGES='dev,integration,testing,production'

This command will create the following Capistrano file structure with all the standard pre-configured constants. Please be aware of the difference to the native installation of Capistrano. Certainly you have to adjust config/deploy.rb and respective stages and customize them for your needs.

  ├── Capfile
  └── config
     ├── deploy
        ├── dev.rb
        ├── integration.rb
        ├── testing.rb
        └── production.rb
     └── deploy.rb

As next you have to append the following line to the Capfile in order to make use of dkdeploy extensions in addition to the standard Capistrano tasks:

require 'capistrano/dkdeploy/core'

To convince yourself, that Capistrano tasks list has been extended, please run

cap -vT

Please note, that dkdeploy uses the local copy strategy and overwrites the :scm constant. If you want to use it, you should do nothing more. However if you want to change it, for example to :git, please add the following line to deploy.rb

set :scm, :git

For more information about available Capistrano constants please use the Capistrano documentation. The complete list of the dkdeploy constants you find in /lib/capistrano/dkdeploy/core.rb.



rvm (v1.25.x) with installed Ruby 2.1.

Add the virtual box alias to your hosts file

Running tests

  1. Starting the local box (vagrant up --provision)
  2. Checking coding styles (rubocop)
  3. Running BDD cucumber tests (cucumber)


  1. Install git flow
  2. Install Homebrew and run brew install mysql-connector-c
  3. Install NodeJS (supported: v0.12.7) via brew install nodejs
  4. Install Bower (supported: v1.7.9) via npm install -g [email protected]
  5. If project is not checked out already do git clone [email protected]:dkdeploy/dkdeploy-core.git
  6. Checkout origin develop branch (git checkout --track -b develop origin/develop)
  7. Git flow initialze git flow init -d
  8. Installing gems bundle install
  9. Create new feature branch (git flow feature start my-new-feature)
  10. Run tests ( Testing)
  11. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')