Troubleshooting Down the Logplex Rabbit Hole

Adventures of a Heroku Routing Engineer

My name is Fred and I spend most of my time on Logplex. Since joining Heroku in March 2013, I've become the main developer on that product and handle most of the maintenance and support that goes with it. In this post, I'll explain what the Heroku routing team needed to do to make Logplex more stable, decrease our workload, and keep our mornings quiet and productive.

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PostgreSQL 9.3 now GA on Heroku Postgres

Several weeks ago we added support for Postgres 9.3 in public beta the day it was released to the community. We've had many customers use it so far and it has proven to be robust and reliable. Early adopters have started to take advantage of the great new features in this version including:

Today we're excited to release Postgres 9.3 in General Availability and setting it as the default version when provisioning a new Heroku Postgres database. Defaulting to the latest version of Postgres ensures our customers can make use of the latest features and performance improvements available.

If you haven’t upgraded to take advantage all the great new functionality yet then do so today and let us know how you’re using it at postgres@heroku.com.

$1 Million Hack - $99 pass FREE for a limited time

As we previously announced, salesforce.com is hosting a $1 Million Hackathon for the most awesome mobile app built using Salesforce Platform, which includes Heroku. It's taking place now and culminates at Dreamforce in San Francisco.

For a limited time we are making it FREE ($99 value) to participate in the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon. Sign up for the Hacker Pass and you will get access to the Hackathon plus all the great content and activities in the Developer Zone at Dreamforce.

Additionally, the first 500 people to use the promo code HEROKU when registering will receive a $200 Heroku credit on-site at the Hackathon.

Get your FREE Hacker Pass and $200 credit when you register with code HEROKU for the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon today!

Compete to win the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon

How would you like to win $1 million in a hackathon? Seriously.

As you know, Heroku is part of the Salesforce Platform. A platform with a growing developer community and broad range of technologies that developers have used to create amazing solutions. So at Salesforce, we thought we’d cook up a little surprise. OK, a huge surprise: the world’s first hackathon with a single $1 million prize.

It’s on. Come to Dreamforce. Build a next­ generation mobile app. And win a million bucks. Really. What better way to say thank you to our developers than to put on the biggest on­site hackathon in history. Today, we are thrilled to launch the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon!

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How Branch Uses Heroku

Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Hursh Agrawal, co-founder of Branch.

At Branch, we’ve been through several feature launches on Branch.com and, more recently, several more on our new site, Potluck. Although it becomes easier, building high-quality, high-traffic web applications still isn’t easy. Here are a few things we’ve learned about hosting our apps on Heroku that have helped keep our latency down and our confidence up.

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