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vapor-postgres

A simple Vapor app that works with a PostgreSQL database, deployable on Heroku.

Requirements

Try brew install vapor/tap/vapor heroku-cli postgres

Create from scratch

vapor new postdb --template=twostraws/vapor-clean
cd postdb
vapor xcode -y

# make Procfile for Heroku
echo "web: Run --env production --hostname 0.0.0.0 --port \$PORT
local: vapor run" > Procfile

Follow the HackingWithSwift article, substituting a PostgreSQL database for the SQLite one they use. Used the Medium article to help with that. Then used prior knowledge from http://github.com/armcknight/vapor-hello-world with other searches online to troubleshoot deployment to Heroku.

Deployment

Before running locally, you must have a Postgres server running with a database ready to use. In the project it is named vapor_pg_test. Use these steps:

# set up database and start postgres server
createdb vapor_pg_test
postgres -D /usr/local/var/postgres/ &

Local

# start app server
pushd postdb
vapor run & # or run the `Run` scheme in Xcode.
popd

# open browser to app
open http://localhost:8080

Locally with Heroku

pushd postdb
heroku local local &
open http://localhost:8080
popd

Remote

# provision heroku app with working vapor buildpack
heroku create --buildpack https://github.com/vapor-community/heroku-buildpack.git # vapor/vapor is supposed to be the stable release but currently doesn't work
heroku stack:set heroku-16 -a <app-name> # the buildpack doesn't work on the current default stack heroku-18, so we must downgrade

# provision a heroku postgresql addon
heroku addons:create heroku-postgresql:hobby-dev

# deploy and browse to app
git subtree push --prefix postdb heroku master # heroku wants everything to be in the root directory, but I don't wanna
heroku open

References

Preserved in docs/.

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