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.
Simple to use
Node fits well into our existing architecture. It’s just another runtime selectable as part of our stacks:
Supporting node opens many questions on the platform: how are we going to charge, what version will we support, how can I integrate it with my current apps? We’re releasing this in experimental state now to collaborate with the Node.js and Ruby communities on this. Over the next months we will work together to provide answers to all these questions and more.
How to Participate
If you want to participate and use node on an experimental basis, drop an email to email@example.com with your email address, what you want to use Node for, and we’ll work to include you in the program.