Deploy Node Express App to Heroku using Travis CI
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In this article I will show how to continuously deploy your node express app on Heroku cloud platform using Travis CI.
What is Travis CI?
“Travis CI is a hosted, distributed continuous integration service used to build and test software projects…” — Wikipedia
What will we need?
- GitHub Account: To push the code and trigger the Travis CI.
- Travis CI Account: To run the tests and build the code for production
- Heroku Account: To deploy the app
1. Create Travis config file
Create a file named ‘.travis.yml’ in the root folder. Submit this file to GitHub as well
Read more about this here.
2. Set up Heroku
First you’ll need to create your Heroku app. For that you’ll have to login at Heroku go to your apps page an click on the “New > Create new app” button.
Then you specify your new app name
3. Set up Travis
Go to https://travis-ci.com/ to sign up with your GitHub account. After login, go to ‘Profile’. We see the ‘GitHub App Integration’ section, click ‘Activate’ button and Grant with GitHub authority, choose the repository you want to integrate, click ‘Approve & install’ button.
Keep the default settings for ‘General’ and ‘Auto Cancellation’.
Make any change to your node app and submit it to Github. Once Travis notice the new submission, it starts to build the app according to the instructions configured in ‘.travis.yml’ file.