Heroku is a cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) supporting several programming languages that is used as a web application deployment model. Heroku, one of the first cloud platforms, has been in development since June 2007, when it supported only the Ruby programming language, but now supports Java, Node.js, Scala, Clojure, Python, PHP, and Go. For this reason, Heroku is said to be a polyglot platform as it lets the developer build, run and scale applications in a similar manner across all the languages. Heroku was acquired by Salesforce.com in 2010.

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  • I sat down with some Ruby friends in Hiroshima last year to have a conversation about just-in-time compilation for Ruby, specifically the new MJIT method-based implementation. Those of you who are already familiar with JITs and how they work might want to skip directly to the interview, the rest of us are going to hang out for a minute and learn about how things presently work in Ruby, and what it...

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  • At Heroku we consistently monitor vulnerability feeds for new issues. Once a new vulnerability drops, we jump into action to triage and determine how our platform and customers may be affected. Part of this process involves evaluating possible attack scenarios not included in the original vulnerability report. We also spend time looking for "adjacent" and similar bugs in other products. The follow...

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  • Today we're excited to announce that we've open sourced oclif, a framework for building command line interfaces. We built oclif to serve as the common foundation for both the Heroku and Salesforce CLIs and to abstract away the common struggles. The framework is now available to any developer for building CLIs large or small. oclif makes building CLIs more accessible by providing you with the pa...

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  • Editor’s Note: One of the joys of building Heroku is hearing about the exciting applications our customers are crafting. SHIFT Commerce - a platform helping retailers optimize their e-commerce strategy - is a proud and active user of Heroku in building its technology stack. Today, we’re clearing the stage for Ryan Townsend, CTO of SHIFT, as he provides an overview of SHIFT’s journey into building ...

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  • Containers, specifically Docker, are all the rage. Most DevOps setups feature Docker somewhere in the CI pipeline. This likely means that any build environment you look at, will be using a container solution such as Docker. These build environments need to take untrusted user-supplied code and execute it. It makes sense to try and securely containerize this to minimize risk. In this post, we’re g...

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  • Observatory by Mozilla helps websites by teaching developers, system administrators, and security professionals how to configure their sites safely and securely. Let's take a look at the scores Observatory gives for a fairly straightforward Static Buildpack app, https://2017.keeprubyweird.com. Test Scores Test Pass Score Explanation Content Security Policy ✗ -25 Content Security Policy (CSP)...

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  • Kubernetes is a container orchestration system that originated at Google, and is now being maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. In this post, I am going to dissect some Kubernetes internals—especially, Deployments and how gradual rollouts of new containers are handled. What Is a Deployment? This is how the Kubernetes documentation describes Deployments: A Deployment controller...

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  • The following is the story of how Randall Degges created a simple API to solve the common problem of external IP address lookup and how he scaled it from zero to over 10 thousand requests per second (30B/month!) using Node.js and Go on Heroku. Several years ago I created a free web service, ipify. It is a highly scalable IP address lookup service. When you make a GET request against it, it return...

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  • The following is the story of how Randall Degges created a simple API to solve the common problem of external IP address lookup and how he scaled it from zero to over 10 thousand requests per second (30B/month!) using Node.js and Go on Heroku. Several years ago I created a free web service, ipify. It is a highly scalable IP address lookup service. When you make a GET request against it, it return...

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  • Today, we’re excited to announce a major update to Heroku Postgres with a new lineup of production plans. These plans are the first component of Heroku Postgres PGX, the next generation of our managed Postgres solution. PGX Plans introduce larger database sizes, more generous resource allocations, and a broader set of options to suit your needs and to help your applications scale more smoothly. ...

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  • Today, we’re excited to announce a major update to Heroku Postgres with a new lineup of production plans. These plans are the first component of Heroku Postgres PGX, the next generation of our managed Postgres solution. PGX Plans introduce larger database sizes, more generous resource allocations, and a broader set of options to suit your needs and to help your applications scale more smoothly. ...

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  • 2017 was a great year for Heroku and our users. We want to thank each of you for your feedback, beta participation, and spirit of innovation, which inspires how we think about our products and evolve the platform. In the past year, we released a range of new features to make the developer experience even more elegant. We bolstered our existing lineup of data services while providing security cont...

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  • 2017 was a great year for Heroku and our users. We want to thank each of you for your feedback, beta participation, and spirit of innovation, which inspires how we think about our products and evolve the platform. In the past year, we released a range of new features to make the developer experience even more elegant. We bolstered our existing lineup of data services while providing security cont...

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  • We are excited to announce that the new Heroku Partner Portal for Add-ons is now generally available. The new portal offers an improved partner experience for building, managing, and updating Heroku add-ons. Our goal is to create a workflow that will give you more freedom and enable you to bring your add-ons to market more easily. The new portal has been organized into a simple, elegant inter...

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  • We are excited to announce that the new Heroku Partner Portal for Add-ons is now generally available. The new portal offers an improved partner experience for building, managing, and updating Heroku add-ons. Our goal is to create a workflow that will give you more freedom and enable you to bring your add-ons to market more easily. The new portal has been organized into a simple, elegant inter...

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  • Yesterday, researchers disclosed a security vulnerability affecting side-channel analysis of speculative execution on modern computer processors (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754). Heroku’s Product Security team follows emerging trends, and partners closely with the research community. We invest heavily in facilitating conversations regarding vulnerabilities and keeping our custome...

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  • Yesterday, researchers disclosed a security vulnerability affecting side-channel analysis of speculative execution on modern computer processors (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754). Heroku’s Product Security team follows emerging trends, and partners closely with the research community. We invest heavily in facilitating conversations regarding vulnerabilities and keeping our custome...

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  • Designing scalable, fault tolerant, and maintainable stream processing systems is not trivial. The Kafka Streams Java library paired with an Apache Kafka cluster simplifies the amount and complexity of the code you have to write for your stream processing system. Unlike other stream processing systems, Kafka Streams frees you from having to worry about building and maintaining separate infrastruc...

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  • Designing scalable, fault tolerant, and maintainable stream processing systems is not trivial. The Kafka Streams Java library paired with an Apache Kafka cluster simplifies the amount and complexity of the code you have to write for your stream processing system. Unlike other stream processing systems, Kafka Streams frees you from having to worry about building and maintaining separate infrastruc...

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  • Today, we're happy to announce full support for PostgreSQL 10, opening our managed Postgres solution to the full slate of features released after a successful two-month Beta period. PostgreSQL 10 is now the default version for all new provisioned Heroku Postgres databases. All Postgres extensions, tooling, and integration with the Heroku developer experience are ready to use, giving you the power ...

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  • Today, we're happy to announce full support for PostgreSQL 10, opening our managed Postgres solution to the full slate of features released after a successful two-month Beta period. PostgreSQL 10 is now the default version for all new provisioned Heroku Postgres databases. All Postgres extensions, tooling, and integration with the Heroku developer experience are ready to use, giving you the power ...

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  • Jekyll, the static website generator written in Ruby and popularized by GitHub, is a great candidate for being run on Heroku. Originally built to run on GitHub Pages, running Jekyll on Heroku allows you to take advantage of Jekyll’s powerful plugin system to do more than convert Markdown to HTML. On my blog, I have plugins to download my Goodreads current and recently read books and to generate Op...

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  • Jekyll, the static website generator written in Ruby and popularized by GitHub, is a great candidate for being run on Heroku. Originally built to run on GitHub Pages, running Jekyll on Heroku allows you to take advantage of Jekyll’s powerful plugin system to do more than convert Markdown to HTML. On my blog, I have plugins to download my Goodreads current and recently read books and to generate Op...

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  • In June we announced Heroku Shield with new high compliance features for Heroku Private Spaces. Heroku Shield enables businesses like AlignTech to deploy apps that handle protected healthcare information (PHI) in accordance with government regulations. Today, we are proud to announce that Heroku Shield Services have been validated as PCI Level 1 Service Provider compliant. This designation helps...

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  • In June we announced Heroku Shield with new high compliance features for Heroku Private Spaces. Heroku Shield enables businesses like AlignTech to deploy apps that handle protected healthcare information (PHI) in accordance with government regulations. Today, we are proud to announce that Heroku Shield Services have been validated as PCI Level 1 Service Provider compliant. This designation helps...

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  • Two years ago, we introduced Heroku Private Spaces as a new platform abstraction that combines powerful network isolation features with the seamless developer experience of Heroku. Today we are announcing Heroku Private Space Peering, a new capability to connect the isolated Private Space network to apps and services in AWS VPCs controlled by you. Now you can build apps in Heroku that connect se...

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  • Two years ago, we introduced Heroku Private Spaces as a new platform abstraction that combines powerful network isolation features with the seamless developer experience of Heroku. Today we are announcing Heroku Private Space Peering, a new capability to connect the isolated Private Space network to apps and services in AWS VPCs controlled by you. Now you can build apps in Heroku that connect se...

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  • Today we are pleased to announce a significant update to Heroku Connect, one that is a culmination of two years of work to improve every aspect of the service. We’ve focused on three primary areas: improving write speed, geographically expanding the service, and intelligently guiding design and troubleshooting workflows. To that end, we’ve enabled bulk writes resulting in a 5x average increase in ...

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