Heroku learned of and resolved a security vulnerability last week. We want to report this to you, describe how we responded to the incident, and reiterate our commitment to constantly improving the security and integrity of your data and source code.

On Tuesday, June 26, Jonathan Rudenberg notified us about an issue in our Codon build system. The Codon build system is responsible for receiving application code from Git and preparing it for execution on the Aspen and Cedar stacks. This vulnerability exposed a number of sensitive credentials which could be used to obtain data and source code of customer applications. Upon receiving notification we rolled the most sensitive credentials. An...



We can’t be happier to announce that we recently closed a $10 million Series B round of investment led by Ignition Partners. We’re planning to use the money to further expand our platform, turbo-charge partner programs for add-on providers and consultancies, and accelerate our go-to-market programs.

The growth and excitement that we’ve seen at Heroku, particularly in 2010, has been incredibly energizing for all of us. We talk a lot about numbers – the 60,000-plus apps running on our platform gets quoted a lot recently – but even more motivating are the creative forces that the platform is unleashing.

Developers and companies are building and running some...

Heroku Directions


It’s great to be a part of Heroku and to get the welcome from James and team as well as from the various customers, partners, and developers I’ve spoken with over the past few weeks. Heroku, the Ruby community at large, and the “cloud” market in general are growing and evolving quickly. As you can tell, we have a lot of exciting applications being deployed on our platform and are constantly working to improve and expand our offerings. I wanted to use my first blog post with the company to talk specifically about areas where we are going to be super focused over the coming months:

1) Making Heroku’s growing ecosystem work for you.

We’ve seen great...

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