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Library for creating tasks that deploy to Heroku
Ruby

README.md

Paratrooper

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Simplify your Heroku deploy with quick and concise deployment rake tasks.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'paratrooper'

and then execute

bundle

or

install it yourself with

gem install paratrooper

Usage

Instantiate Paratrooper with the name of your heroku application.

Paratrooper.deploy('amazing-app')

You can also provide a tag:

Paratrooper.deploy('amazing-app') do |deploy|
  deploy.tag = 'staging'
end

Authentication

You can authenticate your Heroku account in a few ways:

  • Provide an API Key
Paratrooper.deploy('app') do |deploy|
  deploy.api_key = 'API_KEY'
end
  • Set an environment variable
ENV['HEROKU_API_KEY'] = 'API_KEY'
Paratrooper.deploy('app')
  • Local Netrc file
Paratrooper.deploy('app')

This method works via a local Netrc file handled via the Heroku Toolbelt and is the default and preferred method for providing authentication keys.

Git SSH key configuration

If you use multiple SSH keys for managing multiple accounts, for example in your .ssh/config, you can set the deployment_host option:

Paratrooper.deploy('amazing-app') do |deploy|
  deploy.deployment_host = 'HOST'
end

This also works if you're using the heroku-accounts plugin:

Paratrooper.deploy('app') do |deploy|
  deploy.deployment_host: 'heroku.ACCOUNT_NAME'
end

Tag Management

Please note: Tag management has been removed from Paratrooper 3. It added unneccesary complexity around an individual's deployment process.

Sensible Default Deployment

You can use the object's methods any way you'd like, but we've provided a sensible default at Paratrooper.deploy.

This will perform the following tasks:

  • Push changes to Heroku
  • Run database migrations if any have been added to db/migrate
  • Restart the application if migrations needed to be run

Example Usage

namespace :deploy do
  desc 'Deploy app in staging environment'
  task :staging do
    Paratrooper.deploy("amazing-staging-app")
  end

  desc 'Deploy app in production environment'
  task :production do
    Paratrooper.deploy("amazing-production-app")
  end
end

Bucking the Norm

Our default deploy gets us most of the way, but maybe it's not for you--we've got you covered. Every deployment method has a set of callback instructions that can be utilized in almost any way you can imagine.

The add_callback method allows for the execution of arbitrary code within different steps of the deploy process.

There are 'before' and 'after' hooks for each of the following:

  • setup
  • activate_maintenance_mode
  • push_repo
  • run_migrations
  • app_restart
  • deactivate_maintenance_mode
  • warm_instance
  • teardown

Example Usage

For example, say you want to let New Relic know that you are deploying and to disable your application monitoring.

# lib/tasks/deploy.rake

namespace :deploy do
  desc 'Deploy app in production environment'
  task :production do
    Paratrooper.deploy("amazing-production-app") do |deploy|
      deploy.add_callback(:before_setup) do |output|
        output.display("Totally going to turn off newrelic")
        system %Q[curl https://rpm.newrelic.com/accounts/ACCOUNT_ID/applications/APPLICATION_ID/ping_targets/disable -X POST -H "X-Api-Key: API_KEY"]
      end

      deploy.add_callback(:after_teardown) do |output|
        system %Q[curl https://rpm.newrelic.com/accounts/ACCOUNT_ID/applications/APPLICATION_ID/ping_targets/enable -X POST -H "X-Api-Key: API_KEY"]
        output.display("Aaaannnd we're back")
      end
    end
  end
end

Or maybe you just want to run a rake task on your application. Since this task may take a moment to complete it's probably a good idea to throw up a maintenance page.

# lib/tasks/deploy.rake

namespace :deploy do
  desc 'Deploy app in production environment'
  task :production do
    Paratrooper.deploy("amazing-production-app") do |deploy|
      deploy.maintenance = true
      deploy.add_callback(:after_teardown) do |output|
        output.display("Running some task that needs to run")
        deploy.add_remote_task("rake some:task:to:run")
      end
    end
  end
end

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature).
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature').
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature).
  5. Create new Pull Request.

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