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Learning Heroku Postgres by Patrick Espake

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Chapter 3. Postgres Add-on

In this chapter, you will learn about the Postgres add-on, how to configure your local development environment, how to use the add-on, how to create your database, and how to connect using different programming languages. In addition, you will learn about connection permissions, how to connect in the database, and how to use databases that are not hosted on Heroku. You will also learn the first concepts of monitoring, information logs, and how to remove the add-on.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Local setup
  • Creating a new app
  • Adding the add-on and creating the first database
  • The Heroku Postgres web interface
  • Using the Heroku client with Postgres
  • Connecting with Java
  • Connecting with Ruby
  • Connecting with Python ...

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