Heroku is a great web publishing platform. Additionally, Sinatra is a great ruby web framework. In this post, I’ll show you how to quickly combine the two. I have created a sinatra-heroku-template app to make it easy on you. All files combined, it is only 20 lines of code. Do the following to get it up and running. git clone git://github.com/scottmotte/sinatra-heroku-cedar-template.git gem install bundler bundle heroku create yourwebapp git push heroku master bundle exec heroku open That’s it. You now have a bare bones Ruby app running in production on Heroku. Add your own code as necessary. Here’s a breakdown the file structure: app.rb defines your routes and is the core of your application config.ru boots your app Gemfile defines your library dependencies Procfile instructs Heroku how to run your application on its platform Additionally, you can run the application locally with the following commands git clone git://github.com/scottmotte/sinatra-heroku-cedar-template.git gem install bundler bundle bundle exec foreman Visit localhost:5000 and you will see your application running. Enjoy Sinatra and enjoy Heroku.