At a rough estimate over half the team at Heroku are remote workers, including myself. We are affectionately called Remokai. We hail from a dizzying number of countries, communicating through email, video calls, and instant messages, from cities, towns, beaches, and parks—a few weeks ago I had a meeting while cycling through central London. It's an incredible mix of people, from a diverse range of backgrounds, living and working in ways that would have been impossible only a short time ago.


Editor's note: If you like CLIs, you should check out oclifconf taking place on Friday, May 31st in San Francisco. It’s the first community get-together for oclif! Space is limited so let us know soon if you are interested in joining.

What is it that makes working from the command line so empowering? It can feel archaic at times, sure, but when you remember the right sequence of words, characters, and symbols for what you’re trying to do, it hits you with a sense of accomplishment and mastery over your tools that no graphical interface can compete with.

So what better way to continue your adventures as a developer than by developing your own CLI tool?

In this post, we’ll go over what...


If you're like me, or like many other Python developers, you've probably lived (and maybe migrated) through a few version releases. Python 3.7(.3), one of the latest releases, includes some impressive new language features that help to keep Python one of the easiest, and most powerful languages out there. If you're already using a Python 3.x version, you should consider upgrading to Python 3.7. Read on to learn more about some of the exciting features and improvements.

Data Classes

One of the most tedious parts about working with Python prior to 3.7 in an object-oriented way was creating classes to represent data in your application.

Prior to Python 3.7, you would have to...


Earth Day inspires millions of people around the world to take action on behalf of our beautiful planet. For some, this means getting out and volunteering for a day with an environmental group. For others, it’s about changing our daily habits to be more mindful about things like recycling, driving, or water usage. But a growing sector is taking earth-friendly action at scale. From nonprofits to NGOs to green businesses, visionary entrepreneurs are using modern technology to address Planet Earth’s very modern problems.

I often work with Heroku customers to help them share their story with the world. Along the way, I find myself constantly inspired by so many innovative apps that change...


The data we store holds value, but refining data into meaning remains a difficult task. Over the last few months, we've taken a step back to figure out what we can do to help our users cross that divide, and rebuilt Heroku Dataclips from scratch with that goal in mind. The result is an experience that makes accessing and working with your data easier than ever, enabling anyone on your team familiar with SQL to take advantage of your most valuable asset without the need for specialized tools or knowledge of the database.

Dataclips is a flexible, lightweight way to query your data in Heroku Postgres and share the results. At Heroku, we use them regularly across all of our departments....


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