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...


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...


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!

Here's how to get...


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.

Building on Heroku

One thing that has been consistently helpful is not hosting services ourselves. Heroku provides a pretty extensive Add-on Marketplace you can use to get most services you’d need up and running in a matter of minutes.

At Branch, we use...


There are two axes of database monitoring. One axis is immediate insight. You can see what is happening right now, getting just-in-time visibility to solve problems and observe production behavior as it happens. The other axis is historical monitoring. This provides long-term persistence and reporting on the most important metrics over time, helping you make better decisions and understand trends.

With Heroku Postgres, you can get immediate insight with the pg-extras CLI plugin. Furthermore, we provide key metrics about your database right in your logs already for all applications.

For storage and reporting of your most important metrics, you can quickly set up rich historical reporting...


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