We are currently using Middleman to generate our websites: Kollegona.se, Labs and RTFM. We also use Middleman to make static websites for clients and to quickly prototype ideas.

For Testing and Deployment we use Codeship. Codeship is a Continuous Delivery Service that will run automated tests and deploy for you. Our Middleman websites don't really need "Tests" more than just a clean build.

Lets go through our setup for a Middleman+Codeship project.

New Project

First we need to have a repository with Middleman. This could be on Github or Bitbucket.

We use our Middleman boilerplate to quickly get started. We then create a new project in Codeship and link it to the repository we created on Github or Bitbucket.

Setup testing

The "Test" that Codeship will run for us is really simple. We use custom commands:

rvm use 2.2.2
nvm install 0.10.25
nvm use 0.10.25
npm install
gulp install
gulp build

This will setup the test instance to use the right version of Ruby and Node. Then we use our gulp tasks to run bundle install, bower install and then try to build Middleman.


If the test succeed and it was on the master branch a custom script will run:

gulp deploy

This gulp task uses rsync to push the build up to the server specified in the gulpfile. For rsync to be able to connect to the server it needs to be authorized. You can find the Codeship project ssh-key in Project settings under General.

When all the steps are done we just have to test it. Push to the master branch on the repository and watch Codeship do its magic.

For more information you can check out our repositories on Github:

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