Introduction

The Heroku CLI is an incredible tool. It’s simple, extendable, and allows you to interact with all the Heroku functionality you depend on day to day. For this reason, it’s incredibly important for us to keep it up to date. Today, we're excited to highlight a major upgrade with the release of Heroku CLI v9.0.0, designed to streamline contributions, building, and iteration processes through the powerful oclif platform.

What's New in Version 9.0.0?

Version 9.0.0 focuses on architectural improvements. Here's what you need to know:

  • oclif Platform: All core CLI commands are built on the oclif platform. Previously, many commands were built using a pre-oclif legacy...

Using pnpm on Heroku

engineering , Node.js Language Owner

Intro

The Heroku Node.js buildpack now supports pnpm, an alternative dependency manager. Early Node.js application owners who've taken advantage of pnpm support have seen 10-40% faster install times compared to NPM on Heroku deployments. It’s an excellent choice for managing packages in the Node.js ecosystem because it:

This post will introduce you to some of the benefits of the pnpm package manager and walk you through creating and deploying a sample application.


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.

PensionBee, the U.K.-based company, is on a mission to make pensions simple and engaging by building a digital-first pension service on Heroku. PensionBee’s...


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

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