Heroku uses Git as the main way to deploy your application, so you can deploy using the tools you already know.
If you know the basics of Git, you already know how to deploy onto Heroku. If you do not know Git, we will show you all you need to know in this workshop.
You can also develop your skills with Git at try.github.io
When Heroku recieves your
git push it works out what language and framework you have used and configures, builds and deploys your application automatically. If your language or framework has a commonly used build tool, then Heroku installs that tool as well, building your application in the same way as you do locally.
Heroku enables you to iterate on your app at your own pace, whether that be 1 release a month or many releases every hour. As the deployment process is automated and triggered by a simple push, that deployment can take place by the development team, operations or via continuous integration tools.
A typical developer workflow is:
git push heroku masterwhen you want to share your running application with others, eg. to let others test it and give feedback or to deploy a new feature into production.
Here is a simple team workflow visualised: