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Take full advantage of Heroku’s cloud-based hosting services. This guide takes you through the inner workings of this PaaS platform and delivers practical advice for architecting your application to work as efficiently as possible. You’ll learn best practices for improving speed and throughput, solving latency issues, locating and fixing problems if your application goes down, and ensuring your deployments go smoothly.


On Aug 25 Charles Martin wrote: A behind the scenes look at Heroku
"Heroku: Up and Running" is a behind the scenes look at the inner workings and rationale behind the Heroku Platform as a Service (PaaS). The authors, both web developers currently working at Heroku, explain the architecture of Heroku and walk the reader through some of the pitfalls of getting a web application up and running on Heroku while pointing out clever features along the way. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar4.0

On Aug 8 Arthur Zubarev wrote: Concise, Easy to read
Are you a mature web developer or just starting your dive into writing scalable Web 2.0/3.0 applications? Or may be you already have an application that is gaining popularity that makes you concerned about withstanding larger traffic? Or perhaps you are at the very beginning of your IT career stumbled onto a strangely sounding and geeky moniker? If any, or all of the above, look no further Neil and Richard’s book on Heroku: Up and Running. Indeed, it will quickly submerge you into the wonderful world of scalable IT operations and teach you a great deal of prudent, responsible, yet technically accurate usage of PaaS. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

On Jul 29 M Sheik Uduman Ali wrote: Good starting point for Heroku users
Last three chapters outshine others by the very simple and straightforward approach to explain deployment, fail-over mechanism, and buildpacks. Would be better if explained by some conceptual diagrams and good examples (not at comprehensive). Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar3.0

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