What is the most efficient way to deploy updates to Ruby on Rails app?

I’ve got a droplet running Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 14.04 (Nginx + Unicorn). I’m looking for a more efficient way to deploy updates.

Currently, I use SFTP to upload any code changes, then SSH into my droplet and run “service unicorn restart”. While this works, it doesn’t feel like the most elegant solution.

Should I make my RAILS folder a Git repo and use “git pull” to get any updates from a remote repo instead? This would eliminate the need to use SFTP. I hope my question was clear enough. Thanks!

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Look at Capistrano, its a gem basically once you it up all you run from development PC is ‘cap deploy’ and it does all the tasks need to push the changes to the server. This is provided you have your app under some type of version control (git, svn, etc)