Heroku: What is it and why do I need to know about it?

From the publisher

Heroku is a cloud platform that lets companies build, deliver, monitor and scale apps — we’re the fastest way to go from idea to URL, bypassing all those infrastructure headaches.

Our quick summary

Building out the IT infrastructure to properly support an app is a hard and tedious job. It is also thankless  you quickly hear when the app is down, but not when it's been up and running flawlessly for weeks and months on end.

Heroku is a cloud-based platform that provides all of that infrastructure for you and lets you focus on the ultimately important part: your app — what it does and how well it does it. You no longer have to worry about:

Heroku handles all of that with elegance and ease. You build your app. They do everything else.

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