Getting started with Judoscale on Heroku

Get your dynos autoscaling for free in less than 5 minutes. Ready? Go!

Provision the Add-On

Before we do any gem installs or code-changes, let's provision the add-on for our Heroku app! We can either do that via the Heroku CLI with:

heroku addons:create judoscale -a YOUR_APP_NAME

or via the web UI:

Screenshot: provisioning Judoscale via the web UI

By default this will provision our free White Belt plan, which includes 20 autoscales per month and all autoscaling features. This is the best way to try Judoscale before upgrading to a paid plan for a production application.

Once provisioned by Heroku, launch Judoscale via the CLI or by clicking the link in Heroku's web UI:

heroku addons:open judoscale -a YOUR_APP_NAME

Judoscale will walk you through installing an adapter specific to your application language and framework. See below for the web frameworks and job backends we currently support:

Once you've got the Judoscale packages installed, you'll just need to check out the Judoscale app dashboard and change any default scaling configuration parameter's you'd like!

Last step ➡ scaling configuration

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