Heroku is a platform as a service that enables developers to rapidly deploy and scale their web applications. Heroku is designed for developer happiness, freeing developers from doing system administrative tasks such as configuring servers and setting up load balancers. Developers are able to focus on what they do best, building web applications, while leaving the details of deployment and scaling to the experts at Heroku.
This practical guide is packed with step-by-step solutions to problems faced by every production level web application hosted on Heroku. The book starts off with the basics of deploying any web application to Heroku. You'll quickly get comfortable with managing your Heroku applications from the command line and then learn everything you need to know to deploy and administer production level web applications.
Every web application goes through growing pains as it becomes more and more popular. You'll learn how to grow your application by performing load tests, fixing performance bottlenecks, and learning to properly scale your application servers.
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About the Author
Mike Coutermarsh has been building and deploying web applications for over 10 years. Originally from New Hampshire, he now works and lives in Boston, MA. Mike is a software engineer at the leading U.S. online gadget trade-in service, Gazelle.com. As an early adopter of Heroku, he's been working with and writing about the technology for over 5 years. Previously, he worked for a Fortune 50 company and was a co-founder of Taskk.it. When Mike isn't coding or writing, you will usually find him making the perfect cup of coffee, watching hockey, or at the gym.