Welcome to Heroku, CloudBees developers

The key to any startup is focus -- focusing in multiple directions is really no focus at all. Following this premise we understand the decision by CloudBees to double down on their continuous integration offering of Jenkins, and to discontinue their platform as a service product. Continuous integration is already playing an important role in application development and deployment and will only continue to grow in the future. Many of us are fans of Jenkins, and in fact we have many Heroku customers today taking advantage of Jenkins and other CI services.

We’re also pleased to see CloudBees suggest that users migrate their PaaS services to providers like Heroku, and we’d like to welcome those developers to give us a try. To that end, if you have an application that is already running on CloudBees, we’ve put together some guides to help you with the migration process:

We hope to make the migration process as easy as possible. Get started migrating today by signing up.

Try the new Uber API on Heroku

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On Wednesday, Uber launched an API to let developers build new products and services that leverage the Uber ridesharing platform. Uber built a simple Python/Flask app that developers can use when exploring how the API works.

This is the sort of experimentation and innovation that we at Heroku want to enable, so we sent a pull request to add an app.json file to the repo and a Heroku Button to the readme.

To deploy the Uber sample on Heroku and experiment with the new Uber API, simply register on the Uber developer site and then click the button below:

Deploy on Heroku

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Cedar-14 Public Beta

At Heroku, we want to give our users access to the latest and greatest software stacks to base their apps on. That’s why we continuously update buildpacks to support new language and framework versions and let users experiment further using third-party buildpacks.

Sitting underneath slugs and buildpacks are stacks. Stacks are the operating system and system libraries required to make apps run. Today we’re releasing into public beta a new version of the Celedon Cedar stack: cedar-14.

cedar-14 is built on the latest LTS version of Ubuntu Linux and has recent versions of libraries and system dependencies that will receive maintenance and security updates for a long time to come.

Before making cedar-14 the default stack, Heroku is looking for feedback from our users. To help weed out bugs and problems, please try out the stack with existing apps and new source code.

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The New Heroku Postgres Database Experience

Today Heroku is rolling out one of the most significant upgrades ever to our Postgres Database-as-a-Service. This new release is focused on a set of services that run on top of your Heroku Postgres database, making it easier to understand and operate, especially at scale. In addition, we are rolling out new production database plans with double the memory and 2-3 times the performance of our existing plans at the same cost to you.

These features represent a new experience for our Postgres service, which we collectively call DbX, for database experience. The highlight of these new features is Performance Analytics, a set of analytics and visualization tools that allow you to understand what is happening with your database and optimize its performance. In addition, we are bolstering the security of the service with the introduction of encryption-at-rest.

As with other Heroku products, we hope this focus on experience, and specifically the traditionally hard problems of operating and optimizing databases, will make building apps more productive and enjoyable.

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Introducing pg:diagnose

Introducing pg:diagnose, a new tool for finding and fixing performance issues with your Heroku Postgres database. The heroku pg:diagnose CLI command unlocks the wealth of built-in information that PostgreSQL stores about its own health and performance, presenting it in simple report that makes identifying and correcting common database problems effortless.

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