In the News
InfoWorld Names Heroku a 2012 Technology of the Year
After being in business just four years, Heroku is named one of InfoWorld's "2012 Technologies of the Year". We are honored to receive this award alongside technologies such as the MacBook Air, Node.js, and Apache Hadoop. Check out InfoWorld's summary and other winners at the InfoWorld website.
PostgreSQL 9.1 Available in Beta
The Heroku Department of Data (@herokupostgres) always strives to make your database faster, more reliable, and easier to use. We now offer PostgreSQL 9.1 in Beta, which should offer an immediate performance boost upon upgrading. This release also features unlogged tables, which create a variety of interesting new use cases and are well suited to ephemeral data such as work queues. For more information on upgrading to PostgreSQL 9.1, please tune into the Heroku Postgres blog.
Join Us for Our First Ever Java Hackathon
Interested in learning more about how Java works on the Heroku platform, getting tips and tricks from Heroku employees and users for an app you're building, or just meeting other Java developers who love Heroku? Please join us for our first ever Java Hackathon on February 25, here at our offices in San Francisco. Hacking begins at 1:00 pm and runs until 7:00, and will be followed up with a happy hour of food, beer, and community networking. Space is limited to 100, so RSVP here.
ASICS "Support Your Marathoner"
Every hour wasted can end up costing big business in the competitive digital agency space. That's why interactive and creative agency Gauged2 turned to Heroku to deliver Support Your Marathoner, a campaign that displays personalized, crowdsourced messages throughout some of the most competitive marathons in the world.
Check out this amazing campaign on the ASICS home page, and read about how "Support Your Marathoner" was built in just weeks at success.heroku.com.
We have Five New Add-ons Available:
IronMQ is an elastic message queue for managing data and event flow within cloud applications and between systems. Ready to send/receive as soon as you connect.
DbInsights DbInsights lets you take a peek at what's inside your database by allowing you to easily create line charts and pie charts from your data. You can then assemble those in reports that you can share with collaborators.
RhoConnect enables smartphone app integration and data synchronization to any client development environment with out-of-the-box source adapters and server plug-ins. To learn more, please see DevCenter.
RestfulMetrics enables you to collect metrics from anywhere in your application stack regardless of programming language. Visit DevCenter to learn more and set it up today.
Searchify is a hosted search engine that lets you add full-text search to your application. It is also a drop-in replacement for existing IndexTank users. If you are currently using the IndexTank add-on, you should definitely check this one out.
Getting Started with iOS Development using Sinatra on Heroku / Cedar
Have an idea for a cool geolocation or productivity app for iOS but haven't had the time or motivation to build it? This DevCenter article Getting Started with iOS Development using Sinatra on Cedar by Mattt Thompson (@mattt) gives you step-by-step directions for getting an iOS app up and running in less than an hour.
Migrating to the Celadon Cedar Stack
With support for multiple languages, flexible process types, HTTP 1.1, and substantially less code injection, the Cedar Celadon stack offers many benefits for your application. Many Heroku users have asked how to best migrate to Cedar, so we've put together this step-by-step tutorial, Migrating to the Celadon Cedar Stack.
For more detailed information about how Cedar is different from the Aspen and Bamboo stacks, please read this article, About the Celadon Cedar Stack.
East Bay JUG
John Simone (@j_simone) will be discussing "Deploying Java, Scala, & Play Framework Apps to the Cloud" and Scott Clasen (@scottclasen) will discuss Scala on Heroku at the East Bay JUG on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 PM.
Chris Stolt (@stolt45) will be speaking at Developers Summit in Tokyo, Japan on February 17.
Spring I/O 2012 will be a 2-day event full of presentations delivered by development leads, book authors and professionals on Spring, Groovy/Grails and Cloud technologies. James Ward (@_JamesWard) will be attending and speaking at this event in Madrid, Spain on February 16-17.
James Ward will talking about "Running Java, Play! and Scala Apps on the Cloud" at the Seattle JUG on February 21.
James Ward will be speaking at the Gainsville Gator JUG on February 22.
James Ward will be speaking at the Orlando JUG on February 23 at 7:00 PM.
QCon London is the sixth annual London enterprise software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects and project management. Mark McGranaghan (@mmcgrana) will be speaking about "High Availability at Heroku" on Wednesday, March 7.
PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language. PyCon is organized by the Python community for the community and takes place March 7-15.
Kenneth Reitz (@kennethreitz) will be at a panel at the Python WebDev Summit, an event at PyCon to showcase and discuss the current state and future of the Python web development ecosphere.