Posts by Abe Pursell

Batkid Saves the Day in SF

Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Jonathan Cipriano, creative developer based in San Francisco currently working as a Creative Research & Development Manager at AKQA.

A few weeks back, the Make-a-Wish Foundation made a 5-year old cancer survivor named Miles dream come true by helping him play out a Batman-style adventure in San Francisco. The city was morphed into Gotham for a day with the help of 12,000 volunteers. A rescue mission turned the pint-sized crusader into a social media sensation. Miles became Batkid for a day.

Inspired by his story, some creative devs at AKQA thought it would be fitting to memorialize the heroic event with an interactive comic book, ...

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Video and Slides: Optimizing Production Apps on Heroku

On July 31st, our customer advocate team presented the second webcast in a two-part series on production apps on Heroku. In case you missed it, the recording and slides are below. This second session is designed for an audience familiar with Heroku basics and covers:

  • Using a CDN to increase app performance
  • How to manage the asset pipeline
  • Using heroku-pg-extras to gain visibility into database performance
  • How to manage database migrations
  • How to use a database follower for transactional and analytics database reads
  • How to set up caching with Heroku add-ons
  • Useful labs features

Resources from the presentation:

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Video and Slides: Running Production Apps on Heroku

On June 27th, our customer advocate team presented the first webcast in a two-part series on running production apps on Heroku. In case you missed it, the recording and slides are below. This first session is designed for an audience familiar with Heroku basics and covers:

  • Production app setup and expectations
  • App production checklist
  • Using Unicorn to increase app performance
  • Using 2X dynos to increase app performance
  • How to configure timeouts to ensure app stability
  • Using log-runtime-metrics for added visibility

Resources from the presentation:

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