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Does Digital Ocean have something similar to Heroku Pipelines? (creating a link & new build per PR)

Posted January 13, 2021 2k views
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A company I work for is using Heroku Pipelines, and we want to switch hosts due to all issues we’ve been having with this “managed host”. If there is an easy built-in way to handle this, great, if not then I imagine Docker & the Digital Ocean API shouldn’t be too bad.

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Hi there @patrickShark,

One option would be to use the new DigitalOcean App Platform. All you need to do to get it working is to link your GitHub account, specify your ENV variables, and then on every push to your main branch, it would trigger a downtimeless deploy process.

Here is a quick video demo of how this works:

Indeed another option is to use Docker and build your own CI/CD pipeline.
Regards,
Bobby

  • This is for the main branch, but what about PRs?

    • Hi there,

      Yes indeed, I don’t think that there is such thing out of the box as of the time being.

      But this is a great idea, sounds like it’d be super useful!

      The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

      https://ideas.digitalocean.com/

      Regards,
      Bobby