Heroku buildpack for JRuby
A buildpack to fast and easy use JRuby on Heroku. Just create a Heroku app like this:
heroku create --buildpack https://github.com/jruby/heroku-buildpack-jruby.git
web: bin/puma -p $PORT -e $RACK_ENV
Note: You do normally not want to use
bundle exec with JRuby. Use the binstubs (in
Gemfile with a "ruby" line is required. So to use JRuby 1.7.4 in 2.0 mode, put this in you
ruby '2.0.0', engine: 'jruby', engine_version: '1.7.4'
If you change Ruby version, ie. JRuby mode, don't forget to update
JRUBY_OPTS. The buildpack can only set environment variables on first push.
$ heroku config:add JRUBY_OPTS="--2.0 -J-Xmx400m -J-XX:+UseCompressedOops -J-noverify"
Otherwise you might end up with errors such as:
Bundler::RubyVersionMismatch: Your Ruby version is 1.9.3, but your Gemfile specified 2.0.0
Example application: github.com/carlhoerberg/heroku-jruby-example
To use another JVM version, eg. 1.7 (recommended), create a file called
system.properties in your root folder with the following content:
Note: Currently, supported versions are 1.6, 1.7, and 1.8. The default is 1.6.
This is the same procedure as for all JVM based Heroku buildpacks: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/add-java-version-to-an-existing-maven-app
To get the assets precompiled during slug compilation take the following actions:
Gemfile(and then run
config.assets.initialize_on_precompile = falseto
- (Optional) Replace
config.assets.js_compressor = :closureto
config/environments/production.rb, to get faster compile times.
To get Heroku to pick up Rails logs you have to add the following to
STDOUT.sync = true logger = Logger.new(STDOUT) logger.level = Logger::INFO config.logger = logger
Recommended web servers are:
- Puma - A server written in Ruby, wraps the Ragel parser (from Mongrel)
- Trinidad - A wrapper around Tomcat
- Mizuno - A wrapper around Jetty
A comparison can be found here: carlhoerberg.github.com/blog/2012/03/31/jruby-application-server-benchmarks/
To get the real benefits of JRuby you should enable multithreading, both in the application server of choice as well as in Rails.
--threadsafe flag as a command line argument to Trinidad.
web: bin/trinidad --threadsafe --rackup -p $PORT -e $RACK_ENV
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