How-To: Heroku + Hoptoad

Hoptoad is a great service by Thoughtbot for collecting exceptions. Like exception_notifier, but without clogging your inbox, and much prettier.

Using Hoptoad with Heroku is a cinch. First, sign up for a free Hoptoad account.

Now install their notifier plugin. If you’re working locally and deploying to Heroku with Git, install with script/plugin:

 script/plugin install git://github.com/thoughtbot/hoptoad_notifier.git 

Or if you’re using the Heroku web editor, open the vendor folder and click Gems & Plugins, then enter the plugin URL in the “Install from URL” box at the bottom.

Next, create a new file config/initializers/hoptoad.rb containing:

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