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The Engine Yard Docs

This repo holds all the content (and other bits) for the Engine Yard docs, located at EY Docs.

The inspiration of this method of documentation came from the awesome guys at Basho who have the Basho Wiki setup with Gollum.

We are using Gollum and Gollum-Site to generate the documentation. Gollum is a great piece of open source software released by the GitHub team that lets you maintain and build wikis from the contents of a Git repo.

gollum-site generates html from pages written in any format supported by Gollum (ASCIIDoc, Creole, Markdown, Textile, etc.).

How to Contribute

Part of the reason we switched to Gollum and GitHub for the EY Docs was to make it easier for people to contribute. Just treat it like a code repo: If you have anything to change or add, simply:

  1. Fork this repo

  2. Build a local copy

  3. Create a new Branch:

    git checkout -b <branch-name>
  4. Add your changes

  5. Commit changes to your branch

  6. Send us a pull request

If it's a small or obvious change, we're likely to merge it right away. If we have questions, we'll communicate with you using the pull request's issue page.

The Gollum README provides a great introduction to using the wiki system.

Building the Docs Locally

If you want to build and view the EY Docs locally, here is what you need to do:

  1. Clone this repo:

    git clone git://
  2. Ensure that you have Bundler installed:

    gem install bundler
  3. Install all pre-requisite gems:

    bundle install
  4. Generate the site and start a local server (This will take a minute. Don't fret.)

    rake generate   # Will generate the files
    rake serve      # Will start the gollum-site server
    rake dev        # Generate and run the gollum site in development mode
  5. Navigate to http://localhost:8000/Home.html (Default) to access a fully-functional copy of the EY Docs.


You can customize sanitization with three options:

  • --allow_elements: custom elements allowed, comma separated
  • --allow_attributes: custom attributes allowed, comma separated
  • --allow_protocols: custom protocols in href allowed, comma separated

    $ gollum-site generate --allow_elements embed,object --allow_attributes src --allow_protocols irc

Issues, Questions, Comments, Etc.

EY Staff How to Deploy Changes

Make sure you deploy to staging before you push to production

  • When deploying changes from the terminal run rake stage and rake production.
  • When deploying changes from the Web UI make sure that the checkbox next to Migrations is unchecked.
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