Does anybody know precisely what it takes to produce an EngineYard-like service for other languages? Where should one start?

Thanks

Many million dollars in (VC) capital along with a large team of devoted designers and sysadmins always helps.

If you do not actually want to emulate Engine Yard in most its glory, but simply want more automated deployment options, you might like to request more directed questions which mention which language(s) you are thinking about.

You simply need

  • EC2 in which you have your server
  • Chef to produce some cook book
  • Write the code.