Recently building few microservices and apps in Elixir and deploying it to heroku, we realised that heroku was not very cost effective for us and also we can't get into every nuts and bolt of how heroku manages our app. As a part of learning things related to deploying to our own server and to save some bucks we decided to look for other options and we decided to experiment deploying one of our app to Digital ocean. One thing we were worried about, was whether we can make deployment as easy...

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As you know Heroku does not run rake db:migrate automatically. Most of the time we all face this issue of not running migrations on Heroku post deployment. Either we forget or for some reason we miss it. However there are some gems/plugins that help us overcome these issues.

Even when we use heroku auto deployment feature, there also we need to run rake db:migrate manually and Heroku will not run it automatically for us. That means it is not fully automatic.

When I setup heroku...

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While we deploy our changes to heroku, we use deployment scripts or setup yml in CI server. However Heroku has come up with an auto-deployment feature and for that we do not need to use even command line tools.

  • To take advantage of this feature you should use Github/Bitbucket version control system

  • If your Github/Bitbucket repo is setup and you have already pushed your code to Github then you are good to start with heroku

  • I assume that you already have Heroku account and heroku-toolbelt is...

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