Congratulations, your Lita bot works locally and now it works on Heroku. With any luck, your fellow Slack users are captivated with their new bot friend, and you made several critical accomplishments in this chapter:

  • Your bot can be up 24/7 and talk to people other than you. You will need to enter a billing credit card number on the Heroku site to keep the app running 24/7, but at current pricing levels you can keep a single app up without incurring fees.

  • You have successfully deployed a Ruby app to Heroku.

  • You know how to adjust Lita’s runtime configuration using environment variables, saving you the trouble of re-committing and re-deploying, unless you’re changing bot functionality.

  • You’ve seen the Heroku marketplace and started thinking ...

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