Heroku is a popular PaaS offering that allows software developers to easily deploy their code without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. By using a simple 'git push heroku' command, developers are able to deploy their application flawlessly. This platform offers support for a wide range of programming languages such as Java, Ruby, PHP, Node.js, Python, Scala, and Clojure.
Here's a quickstart guide to deploy Ruby apps on Heroku using Redis. We will be deploying a sample Leaderboard app and will be using company valuation and stock tickers as its domain.
Step 1. Create a Free Redis Enterprise Cloud account
Create your free Redis Enterprise Cloud account by visiting this link. Use Coupon code MATRIX200 and get $200 free credit for using Redis Enterprise Cloud.
Follow this link to create a Redis Enterprise Cloud subscription and database as shown below:
The database endpoint URL is unique for all and hence might be different in your case. Save it for future reference.
Step 2. Create a Heroku account
If you are using Heroku for the first time, create your new Heroku account through this link.
Step 3. Install the Heroku CLI on your system
brew install heroku
Step 4. Login to Heroku
heroku login heroku: Press any key to open up the browser to login or q to exit: Opening browser to https://cli-auth.heroku.com/auth/cli/browser/XXXXXXXXXXA Logging in... done Logged in as your_email_address
Step 5. Connect your application to Redis Enterprise Cloud
For this demonstration, we will be using a Sample Redis Leaderboard app.
Clone the repository
git clone https://github.com/redis-developer/basic-redis-leaderboard-demo-ruby
Run the commands below to get a functioning Git repository that contains a simple application as well as a
heroku create Creating app... done, ⬢ thawing-shore-07338 https://thawing-shore-07338.herokuapp.com/ | https://git.heroku.com/thawing-shore-07338.git
Step 6. Setting up Environment Variables
Go to the Heroku dashboard, click "Settings" and set
REDIS_PASSWORD under the Config Vars.
Refer to Step 1 for the correct values to use.
You now have a functioning Git repository that contains a simple application as well as a
app.json file, which is used by Node’s dependency manager.
Step 7. Deploy your code
$ git push heroku
Wait for few seconds and you will see the messages below:
remote: -----> Discovering process types remote: Procfile declares types -> (none) remote: Default types for buildpack -> console, rake, web remote: remote: -----> Compressing... remote: Done: 125.9M remote: -----> Launching... remote: Released v10 remote: https://thawing-shore-07338.herokuapp.com/ deployed to Heroku remote: remote: Verifying deploy... done. To https://git.heroku.com/thawing-shore-07338.git * [new branch] master -> master
Step 8. Accessing the application
Open https://thawing-shore-07338.herokuapp.com/ to access your application on the browser.
Please note that the Web URL is unique, hence it will be different in your case.
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