Heroku Connect Demo Edition Now Available via Heroku Button

Nine months ago we released Heroku Connect, the bi-directional data synchronization service that enables developers to build Heroku apps that seamlessly interact with Salesforce data. Since then, we’ve seen developers use it to build all types of interesting apps for web and mobile, especially for eCommerce, loyalty, and Internet of Things use cases. We’ve also seen an avalanche of requests from every corner of the Salesforce ecosystem for a simple and free way to try Heroku Connect, and explore new use cases.

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Introducing Heroku Enterprise: New Features for Teams

Apps have transformed how we do almost everything. The ubiquity of mobile devices with millions of available apps mean that today, anyone can pull up an app in seconds to check their car engine, turn on the lights at home or ride a scooter across town.

So far, the companies behind these apps have mostly been startups, many of which use Heroku to help them iterate quickly and stay focused on the customer experience instead of wasting time on infrastructure.

Today we’re proud to announce Heroku Enterprise, a new edition of Heroku that helps larger companies take advantage of the same technology recipe while meeting their unique needs for more advanced collaboration, better access controls and enterprise-grade support.

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Ethos Solutions and Heroku: Building the Internet of GRILLED Things

At Heroku, we love telling the stories of what our customers and partners build on the platform. We love it even more when we get a chance to talk to the development team behind a successful app. So we were excited to sit down with Steve Simpson, CTO of Ethos Solutions—a Heroku partner—to discuss how his team built the award-winning app and intelligence behind the Lynx SmartGrill.

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Ship Code Faster: Announcing GitHub Integration GA

Today we’re announcing the general availability of GitHub integration for Heroku. When enabled, GitHub pushes are deployed immediately to linked Heroku apps. This is a big step forward for people working on apps with source managed on GitHub and deployed to Heroku. The integration has been in beta in Heroku Dashboard for a while, and we’ve seen great adoption and positive feedback.

When a GitHub repo is connected to a Heroku app, you can either manually deploy branches from the repo, or you can configure a particular branch to auto-deploy to the app on every GitHub push. With auto-deploys enabled, you no longer have to maintain a separate heroku Git remote: Simply push to GitHub and changes are automatically deployed on Heroku.

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Expanding the Power of Add-ons

In a world where microservices continue to grow, offering better agility for iterating quickly, many of the tools you use in building applications must adapt. Microservices bring together challenges in a variety of ways for the services you consume – logging and monitoring tools now need a broader perspective than that of a single app, data services may be shared either for reporting or direct access to data.

Heroku has been on the forefront of creating a developer tools add-ons ecosystem that lets you focus on building your app by grabbing the service you need off the shelf. Today, the Heroku platform is becoming even more powerful with add-on sharing – a new feature for composing applications that allows multiple apps to share add-ons and add-ons to bridge multiple apps. This new iteration of our add-ons API provides several key improvements, making working with the add-ons you already know and love even better. These include:

  • Share your add-ons: Ability to attach your add-ons across multiple apps owned by the same account
  • Have multiple add-on instances on your app: Ability to have multiple add-ons from a single provider on an app
  • Improve add-on visibility: Create unique names for your add-ons, making it easier to share and communicate to your team about your add-ons.
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