Tag: Heroku

Create-react-app is Facebook’s no-config solution to starting a React project. This setup does not support a server out of the box. You can create that easily enough. Node.js can be a good choice for your app server. Once it’s made and functioning, you might want to deploy your static app and app server. Here’s a few tips on getting them up onto Heroku.

Once upon a time, I could setup DNS super easily on Heroku using their Zerigo DNS addon. Lately, I tried again using the same pattern and failed. Here’s an updated step-by-step guide.

Yeoman is great developer tool that will help you generate a project format that is easy to get up and running quickly. Out of the box, Yeoman only generates static sites. But, with a few small tweaks, you can get it running on an app server, Nodejs, and up on Heroku.

When your app requires users to be using the https protocol to make requests and get responses, it’s helpful to have an automatic redirect so the user is always in the right place. Here’s how to do that for a Node Express app on Heroku.

NodeJs Https Redirect

Django comes with some awesome CLI tools. Manage.py is a beast of magic and lore. And it loves the fantastical kingdom of Heroku, where is romps with merry measure twixt the ether. But, when I’ve tried to go through a dumpdata of a previous site, syncdb on a migration to Heroku, and loaddata for moving the data, I’ve run into a snag on django_content_type_app_label_key more than once. Here are some resolutions.

Django’s manage.py script comes with some great utilitarian commands. Two of my favorites are dumpdata and loaddata. I’ve used these commands recently to migrate a Django app’s data to the same Django app now running on Heroku. Here’s a little taste of the glory.