Kevin Sylvestre

Deploying Rails with JRuby to Heroku


JRuby offers a number of concurrency advantages over MRI. It can integrate with existing Java libraries and makes use of the rock solid JVM. It can also be deployed to Heroku.

Step 1: Modify Your Gemfile

ruby '1.9.3', engine: 'jruby', engine_version: '1.7.4'

gem 'puma'
gem 'rails', '3.2.9'
gem 'puma'
gem 'jruby-openssl', platforms: :jruby
gem 'activerecord-jdbcpostgresql-adapter', platforms: :jruby
gem 'therubyrhino', platforms: :jruby

Step 2: Modify Your Procfile

web: bundle exec rails server puma -p $PORT -e $RACK_ENV

Step 3: Configure Your Application

heroku create
heroku config:set PATH=bin:/app/vendor/bundle/jruby/1.9/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin
heroku config:set GEM_PATH=vendor/bundle/jruby/1.9

Step 4: Deploy

git push heroku master