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Heroku: Up and Runningby Neil Middleton
Synopses & Reviews
Take full advantage of Herokus cloud-based hosting services. This guide takes you through the inner workings of this PaaS platform and delivers practical advice for architecting your application to work as efficiently as possible. Youll learn best practices for improving speed and throughput, solving latency issues, locating and fixing problems if your application goes down, and ensuring your deployments go smoothly.
By covering everything from basic concepts and primary components to add-on services and advanced topics such as buildpacks, this book helps you effectively deploy and manage your application with Heroku.
Build, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud with Heroku, one of the first PaaS platforms to offer sophisticated hosting and development services. With this book, youll learn how to use Herokus Cedar runtime stack, a polyglot platform with native support for several languages and frameworks, including Ruby, Python, Node.js, Java, and more.
Learn about how the Heroku platform works and read about day-to-day best practices for hosting your applications on the platform. Youll learn everything from basic concepts to advanced topics such as Buildpacks so you can start running in the cloud right away.
About the Author
Neil Middleton has been developing web applications for over 15 years across a variety of industries and technologies. Now working for a popular agency in the south of England, Neil primarily spends his time writing Ruby applications and deploying to Heroku - the cloud platform provider. Neil is a massive fan of keeping things simple and straightforward.
Richard Schneeman has been writing Ruby on Rails apps since version 0.9. He works for Heroku on the Ruby Task Force and is responsible for the Ruby buildpack. He teaches Ruby at the University of Texas. Richard loves elegant solutions and beautiful code.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Getting Started with HerokuChapter 2: How Heroku WorksChapter 3: Understanding Performance and ScaleChapter 4: Heroku RegionsChapter 5: Heroku PostgreSQLChapter 6: DeploymentChapter 7: When It Goes WrongChapter 8: BuildpacksColophon
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