UPDATE: Node.JS is now officially available on Heroku.

Today we’re offering experimental support for node.js to a limited set of users. We know there is a lot of demand, and will work with as many users as we can. See below for details.

A natural complement to Ruby

Yesterday we posted about how we think about the platform and make roadmap decisions. We are always looking for the next set of use cases to support, and lately we’ve been thinking about realtime apps and event-driven architectures.

Today, most Ruby apps are synchronous. By default, all I/O blocks. If you’re uploading a file, polling a service, or waiting on data, your app will be blocked. While it’s...


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