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  • Scaling the ipify Service on Heroku

    The developer behind the ipify service shared his experiences in scaling the service to 30+ billion requests on Heroku. ipify is an online service which exposes an API that applications can invoke to fetch their external IP address.

  • Moving Deliveroo from a Monolith to a Distributed System

    Deliveroo has grown dramatically the last years, both in terms of business and IT, and is facing a lot of technical challenges with its large monolithic application. The solution is to go distributed, but without microservices, Greg Beech noted in his presentation at the recent QCon London conference, describing their move from a monolith into a distributed system.

  • Salesforce.com Introduces Extensive Changes to Developer Experience

    At their massive Dreamforce conference, cloud leader Salesforce.com unveiled Salesforce DX: a new model for building and deploying applications to their platform. InfoQ spoke to VP of Product for Salesforce DX, Wade Wegner, for all the details.

  • Heroku Adds Private Spaces for Isolating Cloud Apps

    Since being acquired by Salesforce five years ago, Heroku has continued to evolve as a developer-focused, standalone PaaS. The recent beta announcement of Heroku Private Spaces – included in the Heroku Enterprise bundle and part of the new Salesforce App Cloud – addresses a key Ops security concern while also bringing clarity to the question of how to use Salesforce and Heroku together.

  • Heroku Adds GitHub and Dropbox Deployment Options

    Developers have two new ways to publish code to the Heroku Platform-as-a-Service. Heroku recently added mechanisms to push code stored in either Github or Dropbox. These features, currently in beta, give Heroku a set of deployment techniques that compare favorably to other PaaS providers.

  • Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

    Wesley Beary, a member of the API team at Heroku, has compiled a list of guidelines for creating HTTP+JSON APIs presented in a condensed form here.

  • Try Before You Buy: Heroku Supports Preview of GitHub Applications

    Heroku is trying to make it easier to turn source code into a running application. The Heroku Button – a simple bit of HTML or Markdown that triggers a deployment from a public GitHub repository to Heroku’s public cloud – sets up Heroku as an attractive destination for quickly previewing, hosting, and extending open source web applications.

  • Tesora DBaaS Platform Becomes First Trove-Based OpenStack Distribution to Support MongoDB

    Tesora, previously known as Parelastic is developing a DBaaS for OpenStack. Tesora has partnered with the OpenStack Trove community and its DBaaS solution has had support from day zero for MySQL. Now it has added support for MongoDB offering SQL and NoSQL databases to be deployed side by side..

  • New Connector Links Heroku and Salesforce.com Data Repositories

    Heroku – acquired by Salesforce.com in 2010 – has just introduced its first built-in integration service for the two cloud platforms. This bi-directional data synchronization between Heroku Postgres and the Salesforce (Oracle) database is positioned as a way to connect mobile, consumer facing applications hosted in Heroku with business systems running in Salesforce.

  • Heroku Expands Into Europe, Improves Application Scalability and Networking

    PaaS provider Heroku recently announced an expansion of their global footprint and introduced a set of architectural updates. Although missing a Safe Harbor agreement, Heroku is the latest PaaS vendor to establish a European presence. They have also added a new “scale up” options for cloud processes, isolated networking, and a tool for checking the production readiness of an application.

  • Heroku Dataclips 2.0 - The Gist of Data

    Heroku Dataclips 2.0 are a new way of sharing data - much like GitHub Gists. Exposing results of running SQL statements agains Postgres databases, Dataclips render in HTML, IFrames, CSV, XLS and JSON. Supporting revisions and versioning as well as forking they work as self-updating stand-alone data views or as simple HTTP based data APIs.

  • Python and Django on Heroku

    Python has joined the growing ranks of officially-supported languages on Heroku's polyglot platform, going into public beta this week. Python was the most-requested language for Heroku, and it brings with the Django web framework.

  • Public Beta of Play! is Now Available on Heroku

    Play!, a Java Web Framework is now available on Heroku as a public beta. Play! is built on Netty and is well suited for handling asynchronous I/Os. It is based on a "share-nothing" stateless programming model.

  • Ephemeralization or Heroku's Evolution to a Polyglot Cloud OS

    Heroku recently announced its new Cedar stack and the addition of Node.js and Clojure as new deployment languages. InfoQ spoke with Heroku Co-Founder Adam Wiggins about this recent development, underlying principles and future plans. He compares a PAAS to an Operating System for the Cloud built atop of the combination of powerful, existing tools.

  • Engine Yard's PaaS AppCloud Offers First 500 Hours Free

    New customers trying Engine Yard's Ruby cloud platform AppCloud get the first 500 hours for free. These trial accounts come with a default Ruby configuration and run on 2 virtual cores with 1.7GB of memory. After the 500 hours the account can be upgraded to a paying account or simply expire at no cost.

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