Task to switch to a deploy branch and push to heroku

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Task to switch to a deploy branch and push to heroku

Getting Started

Install this grunt plugin next to your project's grunt.js gruntfile with: npm install grunt-heroku-deploy

Then add this line to your project's grunt.js gruntfile:



Here's how I use this:

I do my dev on master which is set up to push to wherever I'm storing code.

git branch --set-upstream master origin/master

I set up a branch locally that will be my deploy branch - it might have some different configuration's committed. It pushes to heroku by default.

git branch --set-upstream deploy heroku/master

Now I can run grunt heroku-deploy while on the master branch, which will do:

git checkout deploy  # switch to the deploy branch
git merge master     # merge in the changes I was making
git push             # push it to heroku
git checkout master  # switch back to where I was so I can continue developing

If you want to specify the deploy branch name, use the 'deployBranch' property on each target like so:

    'heroku-deploy' : {
        production : {
            deployBranch : 'prod'
        staging : {
            deployBranch : 'staging'


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using grunt.

Release History

0.1.0 - "works for me". Needs testing and feedback.


Copyright (c) 2012 Adam Ahmed
Licensed under the MIT license.

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