Deployment of JAR and WAR archives

For JVM-based web applications, instead of deploying the code by building the code a pre-built autonomous JAR archive or WAR build can be directly deployed on the platform.

It can be especially useful when using a Continuous Integration platform like TravisCI or Jenkins. These platforms are usually building the project to execute the application test suites against it. Instead of building a second time the application code, the JAR and WAR archives generated during the build can be directly deployed on Scalingo.

Install Scalingo CLI

JAR and WAR archives can be deployed using the platform command line interface, first step is to install it: CLI Documentation

Usage of the deploy command

The following example applies for WAR archives but also for autonomous JAR archives:

$ scalingo --app my-app deploy ./application.war
-----> Deploying WAR archive: ./application.war
-----> Uploading archiveā€¦
       Deployment started, streaming output:

[LOG] Fetching source code
[LOG] Fetching deployment cache
[LOG] -----> Installing JDK 1.8... done
[LOG] -----> Build complete, uploading deployment cache.
[LOG]  Build complete, shipping your container...
[LOG]  Waiting for your application to boot...
[LOG] <-- -->


JVM version selection

The used version of OpenJDK (Java runtime) can be defined by the environment variable JAVA_VERSION. By default the 1.8 version will be used.

# Configure the application to use OpenJDK version 1.9

$ scalingo --app my-app env-set JAVA_VERSION=1.9

Webapp Runner / Tomcat version selection

By default, Tomcat 8.5 is installed with the last version of the webapp-runner, if you want to use another version, you can defined the environment variable WEBAPP_RUNNER_VERSION. You can find all the available versions here.

The 8.0.x versions are installing Tomcat 8, and the 8.5.x releases are installing Tomcat 8.5:

# Install Tomcat 8

$ scalingo env-set WEBAPP_RUNNER_VERSION=
schedule 09 Feb 2018