Just a quick note to announce Capazon0.1.0, a Capistrano extension library to manage Amazon EC2 instances. If you are familiar with Capistrano and have an Amazon EC2 account, give it a whirl:
gem install capazon
Edit your your config/deploy.rb:
$ cap describe_images
$ AWS_AMI_ID=XXXX cap run_instance
This release just scratches the surface of what I hope to accomplish with Capazon – my end goal is to provide a shared AMI as a companion to Capazon which will encapsulate some Rails deployment best practices.