A curated list of helpful Heroku resources.
Analytics for Heroku...
toolMetabase — a beta of Metadata as an app that can be deployed directly to Heroku.
How to architect your Heroku projects...
articleExploring Microservices Architecure on Heroku — explores why Heroku eliminates a lot of the tooling you need to worry about when working with microservices.
articleHeroku and SOA — discusses why Heroku is perfectly suited to building a service-oriented architecture for your projects.
articleSplit Frontend from Backend on Heroku with npm and NodeJS - hands-on guide to deploy a microservices web application in Heroku using npm and NodeJS.
Blogs around the internet that often (or exclusively) write about Heroku...
blogHeroku Blog — the official Heroku blog.
Resources that help with deploying on Heroku...
officialPreboot — explains how to use the "Preboot" feature to enable zero-downtime deployments, which can be tricky to get right.
articleAutomating our Heroku deployments from Jenkins — explains how you'd go about automating certain parts of deployment like enabling maintenance mode, copying your database from production to staging, running migrations against staging, etc.
questionHow do you ignore files when deploying to Heroku? — the answer to a common question about
articleSix Tips for Mastering your Procfile — improvements for how you run your Heroku processes.
articleDeploying Django to Heroku With Docker — looks at how to deploy a Django app to Heroku with Docker via the Heroku Container Runtime
officialManaging Multiple Environments for an App — a good primer on how to think about managing the different pieces of each environment.
Tips for using custom domain names on Heroku...
articleConfiguring CloudFlare DNS for a Heroku app — a walkthrough of how to use CloudFlare as your DNS provider.
articleHosting multiple Heroku apps on a single domain — an article on how to share the same domain between multiple Heroku applications.
questionHow do you host multiple Heroku apps on a single domain? — a StackOverflow question with a few responses to a the common question of how to serve multiple Heroku apps from different paths instead of subdomains.
General resources that cover lots of different things about Heroku...
bookThe Heroku Hacker's Guide — an ebook that covers a lot of the basics in maintaining and scaling a project on Heroku.
bookHeroku Cookbook — step-by-step recipes to solve the challenges of administering and scaling a real-world production web application on Heroku.
Information about the company itself...
officialThe big kickoff — the first ever Heroku blog article.
articleHeroku isn't for idiots — explains Heroku's advantages and why it's not just for side projects.
articleMy Heroku values — a great series of takeaways from Brandur Leach when he left Heroku.
talkBuildpack Adventure — a cool slideshow about Heroku's buildpacks, and what the open-source community is hacking together with them.
Anything dealing with Heroku Postgres...
officialHeroku Postgres — the landing page explaining with it is.
pluginheroku-buildpack-pgbouncer — a buildpack that allows for transaction pooling using
pgbouncerto avoid hitting connection limits.
Anything dealing with Heroku Redis...
Resources that help you scale your Heroku projects...
toolHireFire — a SaaS tool that automatically scales your Heroku dynos up and down as load requires.
How to secure your Heroku applications...
articleSet up CloudFlare's free SSL on Heroku — walks you through the exact steps to setting up free SSL via Cloudflare.
Helpful resources for the Heroku Toolbelt...
officialToolbelt Download — where to download the Heroku toolbelt.
pluginheroku-accounts — makes it easy to work with multiple accounts at once from the command line.
pluginheroku-pg-extras — a toolbelt plugin that adds extra useful plugins for working with Postgres. Things like analyzing cache hit rates, outlier queries, unused indexes, table sizes, etc.
Things to check out if you decide to migrate off of Heroku for some reason...
tooldokku — a self-hosted, docker-based, Heroku-compliant platform.
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