Redesigned Monthly Invoices

Earlier this month, we quietly rolled out a new design for our monthly invoices. It's a breath of fresh air compared to the previous iteration, and we thought it would be interesting to share what goes into a design like this.

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App Sleeping on Heroku

When talking to Heroku users, a question that frequently comes up is "when do my apps go to sleep, and why?". Though the behavior is documented in Dev Center, we'd like to provide more immediate visibility into the state of your apps at any given moment.

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Ruby 2.0.0 Now Default on All New Ruby Applications

Heroku provides an opinionated platform in order to help you build better applications. We give you a default version of Ruby to get you started, and give you a way to declare your version for total control. In the past creating an application would give you 1.9.2, starting today the default is 2.0.0.

Ruby 2.0.0 is fast, stable, and works out of the box with Rails 4. Applications running on 2.0.0 will have a longer shelf life than 1.9.3, giving you greater erosion resistance.

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Introducing Notification Center

Change is a constant. At Heroku, we often deliver important information to users about changes and events on the platform, their apps and their accounts. We use a variety of media to keep users informed about these changes, including email, Twitter, the changelog and the blog.

To help provide more direct and relevant information, we've added a new feature to Dashboard called Notification Center. We'll be using the Notification Center to keep you informed of important events affecting you and your apps. When new notifications arrive, you'll see a badge in Dashboard's header.

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Historical Uptime on Status Site

Until now, Heroku Status has been focused primarily on present platform health - providing current status, uptime for the current month, and recent incident history. Today we're announcing an addition to our status site: a dedicated page to view historical uptime. The new uptime page provides a longer-term perspective on Heroku uptime and incidents - perspective that is critical for transparency and continued trust in the Heroku platform.

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