Spring Boot and Heroku make it easy to deploy and manage Java applications in the cloud. This guide introduces the integration of Spring Boot with Heroku, explains the benefits of Platform as a Service (PaaS) for Java apps, and provides sample code with explanations to help you get started with Heroku in your Spring Boot projects.

Advantages of Heroku for Spring Boot

Deploying Spring Boot applications on Heroku offers several advantages:

  • PaaS Simplicity: Heroku abstracts infrastructure management, allowing developers to focus on code rather than server administration.
  • Automatic Scaling: Heroku provides automatic scaling based on traffic, ensuring your app can handle changes in load effortlessly.
  • Managed Databases: Heroku offers managed database services for PostgreSQL, MySQL, and other databases.
  • Developer-Friendly: Heroku supports continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) with GitHub integration and a simple deployment process.

Deploying Spring Boot on Heroku

To deploy a Spring Boot application on Heroku, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your Heroku account or create one if you don't have an account.
  1. Install the Heroku Command Line Interface (CLI) and log in to your Heroku account.
heroku login
  1. Create a Spring Boot app or use an existing one, and configure it for Heroku deployment.
  1. Use the Heroku CLI to create a new Heroku app, and deploy your Spring Boot app to Heroku.
heroku create my-spring-boot-app
git push heroku master
  1. Access your Spring Boot application running on Heroku using the provided URL.

Sample Code for Spring Boot on Heroku

Here's an example of a simple Spring Boot application that can be deployed on Heroku:

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
public class SpringBootApp {
public static void main(String[] args) {, args);
class HelloController {
public String hello() {
return "Hello, Heroku!";


Spring Boot and Heroku provide a streamlined platform for deploying Java applications in the cloud. This guide introduced the integration, explained the benefits of Heroku, and provided sample code for deploying Spring Boot applications on Heroku. By using Heroku's PaaS features, you can simplify the deployment and management of Java applications, making it an excellent choice for Java developers.