Start on Heroku: Ruby

by masutaka



A barebones Rails app, which can easily be deployed to Heroku.

This application supports the Getting Started on Heroku with Ruby article - check it out.

Running Locally

Make sure you have Ruby installed. Also, install the Heroku CLI (formerly known as the Heroku Toolbelt).

$ git clone
$ cd ruby-getting-started
$ bundle install
$ bundle exec rake db:create db:migrate
$ heroku local

Your app should now be running on localhost:5000.

Deploying to Heroku

$ heroku create
$ git push heroku master
$ heroku run rake db:migrate
$ heroku open


Deploy to Heroku


The app can be run and tested using the Heroku Docker CLI plugin.

Make sure the plugin is installed:

heroku plugins:install heroku-docker

Configure Docker and Docker Compose:

heroku docker:init

And run the app locally:

docker-compose up web

The app will now be available on the Docker daemon IP on port 8080.

To work with the local database and do migrations, you can open a shell:

docker-compose run shell
bundle exec rake db:migrate

You can also use Docker to release to Heroku:

heroku create
heroku docker:release
heroku open


For more information about using Ruby on Heroku, see these Dev Center articles: