1995 was the year AOL floppy disks arrived in the mail, Netscape Navigator was born and the first public version of Java was released. Over the next two decades, Java witnessed the multi-core revolution, the birth of the cloud, and the rise of polyglot programming. It survived these upheavals by evolving with them, and it continues to evolve even as we celebrate Java's twentieth birthday this year.

But the JVM turning twenty doesn’t make it out-of-date. On the contrary, Java's evolution has lead to a kind of renaissance. That's why we sat down with RedMonk earlier this month to discuss Java's past, present, and future on the Opinionated Infrastructure Podcast. Our...


Today we’re announcing a feature that is going to change the way teams test and evaluate code changes. Continuous delivery works best when all team members — designers and testers included — can efficiently visualize and review the result of proposed changes. With Review Apps enabled, Heroku will spin up temporary test apps for every pull request that’s opened on GitHub, complete with fresh add-ons and other config required to make the app run. Instead of relying only on code reviews and unit tests run by CI, teams can use Review Apps to immediately try out and debug code branches in a production-like environment on Heroku. Review apps speed up team decision-making so that you can deliver...


Developers increasingly need a variety of datastores for their projects -- no one database can serve all the needs of a modern, scalable application. For example, an e-commerce app might store its valuable transaction data in a relational database while user session information is stored in a key-value store because it changes often and needs to be accessed quickly. This is a common pattern across many app types, and the need for a key-value store is especially acute. Today, we are pleased to announce the beta of Heroku Redis, joining Heroku Postgres as our second data service.

We have deep experience with Redis; internally at Heroku, we use Redis extensively as a queue, as a cache, and...


Today, we’re introducing a suite of new dynos. These dynos introduce new capabilities and price points and reduce the cost of scaling businesses on Heroku. These new dynos enter beta today.

We’ve always provided a developer experience so you can create amazing apps, from hacking on new technologies and personal projects to building production applications and the most demanding high traffic apps. As Heroku has evolved, you’ve asked us for more choices when it comes to features and pricing to better match how you’re using the platform.

Customers with demanding production applications have asked us for professional features and prices that better support them as they scale. At the other...


Heroku comes from and is built for the developer community; the values of experimentation, openness and accessibility have been part of the product from day one, and continue to drive its development. From our first days, we have provided a free tier that followed in the tradition of making it as easy and fun as possible for developers to learn and play, discover new technologies, and build new apps — and that's not changing. It's as rewarding to us today as it was seven years ago to see experienced developers, students and hobbyist hackers use Heroku in that spirit every day.

Free services have, and will continue to be, a key part of Heroku’s offering. Today we are announcing the...


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