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Moving Deliveroo from a Monolith to a Distributed System

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 17, 2017

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.

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Salesforce.com Introduces Extensive Changes to Developer Experience

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 06, 2016

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.

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Heroku Adds Private Spaces for Isolating Cloud Apps

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 16, 2015

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.

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Heroku Adds GitHub and Dropbox Deployment Options

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 21, 2015

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.

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Heroku’s HTTP API Design Guide

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 29, 2014 4

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.

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Try Before You Buy: Heroku Supports Preview of GitHub Applications

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 12, 2014

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.

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

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  May 27, 2014

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..

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New Connector Links Heroku and Salesforce.com Data Repositories

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  May 23, 2014

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.

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Heroku Expands Into Europe, Improves Application Scalability and Networking

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  May 06, 2013

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.

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Heroku Dataclips 2.0 - The Gist of Data

by Michael Hunger Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 28, 2013

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.

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Python and Django on Heroku

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 29, 2011

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.

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Public Beta of Play! is Now Available on Heroku

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 30, 2011 5

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.

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Ephemeralization or Heroku's Evolution to a Polyglot Cloud OS

by Michael Hunger Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 10, 2011

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.

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Engine Yard's PaaS AppCloud Offers First 500 Hours Free

by Mirko Stocker Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 12, 2011

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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Four NoSQL Add-ons available for Heroku Users

by Michael Hunger Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 24, 2010

The first four NoSQL datastores are available as Add-ons for the Heroku PaaS (platform-as-a-service) platform. Using the Add-on system that was introduced in October 2009, CouchDB from Cloudant, Membase from NorthScale, MongoDB from MongoHQ and Redis were made available for Heroku users.

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