Heroku Connect makes it easy to sync data at scale between Salesforce and Heroku Postgres. You can build Heroku apps that bidirectionally share data in your Postgres database with your contacts, accounts, and other custom objects in Salesforce. Easily configured with a point-and-click UI, you can get the integration up and running in minutes without writing code or worrying about API limits. In this post, we introduce our recent improvements to Heroku Connect on how we handle drift and drift detection for our customers.

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Evolving the Backend Storage for Platform Metrics

engineering , Software Architect

One of our most important goals at Heroku is to be boring. Don’t get us wrong, we certainly hope that you’re excited about the Heroku developer experience — as heavy users of Heroku ourselves, we certainly are! But, even more so, we hope that you don’t have to spend all that much time thinking about Heroku. We want you to be able to spend your time thinking about the awesome, mission-critical things you’re building with Heroku, rather than worrying about the security, reliability, or performance of the underlying infrastructure they run on.

Build Well-Documented and Authenticated APIs in Node.js with Fastify

engineering , Principal Developer Advocate

If you’re an API developer working with Node.js, then you’re probably familiar with Express. But have you tried out the Fastify framework to build with power, speed, and convenience? In this walkthrough, we build a full-featured, easy-to-consume API with Fastify. And we deploy it to the cloud with ease. We show you how to:

  • Get started working with Fastify to build an API
  • Implement API authentication by using a JSON web token (JWT)
  • Use Fastify’s Swagger plugins to generate an OpenAPI specification
  • Consume the OpenAPI specification with Postman, giving you an API client that can send requests seamlessly to your back-end API
  • Deploy your application to Heroku

Improved Browser Testing on Heroku with Chrome

engineering , Software Engineering Architect

For developers and businesses offering a web-based product, automated browser testing is a critical tool to ensure continuous delivery of a reliable service. Developers write browser tests by scripting actions against a real browser, simulating real usage by navigating, selecting, and making assertions about web pages and their document elements.

In this post, we introduce a new community buildpack that helps with automated browser testing. The new buildpack resolves installation reliability problems in the existing Chrome browser buildpacks for Heroku apps.

Building a GPT Backed by a Heroku-Deployed API

engineering , Principal Developer Advocate

How to connect your GPT on OpenAI to a backend Node.js app

Late in 2023, OpenAI introduced GPTs, a way for developers to build customized versions of ChatGPT that can bundle in specialized knowledge, follow preset instructions, or perform actions like reaching out to external APIs. As more and more businesses and individuals use ChatGPT, developers are racing to build powerful GPTs to ride the wave of ChatGPT adoption.

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