by ScientificMed

GitHub Readme.md


This is a Heroku buildpack for Java apps with Grunt for building the included frontend part(s).

The buildpack will detect your app as "Grunt+Java" if it has a package.json as well as a pom.xml file in the root. It will use npm to install your dependencies, building the frontend with Grunt and continue building a Java app.

This is a merged fork of Heroku's official Node.js buildpack and Heroku's official Java buildpack with added Grunt support. Using this buildpack you do not need to commit the results of your Grunt tasks (e.g. minification and concatination of files), keeping your repository clean.

Node.js and npm versions

You can specify the versions of Node.js and npm your application requires using package.json

  "name": "myapp",
  "version": "0.0.1",
  "engines": {
    "node": "~0.10.13",
    "npm": "~1.3.2"

To list the available versions of Node.js and npm, see these manifests:


To configure an existing app to use your buildpack:

# Create a new Heroku app that uses your buildpack
heroku create --buildpack <your-github-url>

# Configure an existing Heroku app to use your buildpack
heroku config:set BUILDPACK_URL=<your-github-url>

# You can also use a git branch!
heroku config:set BUILDPACK_URL=<your-github-url>#your-branch