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.


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 bower@1.7.9
  5. If project is not checked out already do git clone
  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')