Posted by Craig Kerstiens
In a world where microservices continue to grow, offering better agility for iterating quickly, many of the tools you use in building applications must adapt. Microservices bring together challenges in a variety of ways for the services you consume – logging and monitoring tools now need a broader perspective than that of a single app, data services may be shared either for reporting or direct access to data.
Heroku has been on the forefront of creating a developer tools add-ons ecosystem that lets you focus on building your app by grabbing the service you need off the shelf. Today, the Heroku platform is becoming even more powerful with add-on sharing – a new feature for composing applications that allows multiple apps to share add-ons and add-ons to bridge multiple apps. This new iteration of our add-ons API provides several key improvements, making working with the add-ons you already know and love even better. These include:
- Share your add-ons: Ability to attach your add-ons across multiple apps owned by the same account
- Have multiple add-on instances on your app: Ability to have multiple add-ons from a single provider on an app
- Improve add-on visibility: Create unique names for your add-ons, making it easier to share and communicate to your team about your add-ons.