tl;dr - There are lots of ways to get smarter about how you deploy. Ansible is one choice, it’s not the fanciest, but it’s amazing.
tl;dr - Undestand & use the short Ansible playbook at the bottom of this post
Recently on a project I’ve been working on, I’ve had to do some cross-programming language encryption. More specifically, I’ve had to encrypt data in Python with pycrypto (which is an excellent library), and decrypt that same data after sending it across the network in nodejs. Here’s what I got stuck on, and other random things that worked for me.