Congratulations to Plated, Zoobean, and Breathometer on Shark Tank

We love seeing our customers’ successful and gaining recognition for the amazing businesses they are building. So, as you could imagine, we were thrilled to learn that a Heroku customer was featured on ABCs Shark Tank last Friday, with two more being featured over the next couple weeks.

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PyCon Montreal - April 9 - 17, 2014

We are really honored to be a part of PyCon again this year. We have a big booth in the expo hall and a bunch of people who are really looking forward to attending and who are there to answer questions, hack on code, troubleshoot, or shoot the ….

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OpenSSL Heartbleed Security Update

Yesterday the OpenSSL Project released an update to address the CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability, nicknamed “Heartbleed.” This serious vulnerability affects a substantial number of applications and services running on the internet, including Heroku.

All Heroku users should update their passwords as a precautionary measure. If you are currently running the SSL Endpoint add-on, you should re-key and reissue your certificate and update it as it may have been exposed. As of Tuesday, April 8 at 15:55 UTC, all Heroku certificates, infrastructure, and Heroku Postgres have been updated and are no longer vulnerable. Continue reading for further details on each affected vector.

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Heroku at the AWS Summit SF - Wed March 26th

AWS Summit SF is coming up on Wed March 26th at Moscone South. We are thrilled to be sponsoring the Developer Lounge. Heroku engineers and staff will be available throughout the day to answer your questions about Heroku; developing Ruby, Python, and Node apps on Heroku; Heroku Postgres; and the architecture of apps using both Heroku and AWS.

If you plan on attending, please stop by, say hello, and bring your questions. Or you can just play ping pong. If you would like to set up an appointment for a specific time, please send us an email.

Hacking Hack on Heroku

Anytime a new language comes out it’s fun to immediately download it and give it a try. Yesterday Facebook announced Hack, a programming language they developed for HHVM which interoperates seamlessly with PHP. Facebook itself is already running on Hack, and it looks to deliver some exciting improvements from its PHP influence, we thought we’d make it a bit easier for you to run your own apps on Hack by working with them to create a Heroku buildpack. To highlight a few of the awesome things about Hack:

  • Many PHP files are already valid Hack, so you can just start with an existing PHP project
  • Gradual typing, which lets dynamic and statically typed code play well together
  • More language features including: collections, lambdas, and run-time enforcement of return types and parameter types
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