Heroku Cookbook

More Information
  • Administer and debug any Heroku application
  • Comfortably deploy any type of web application
  • Master the Heroku command-line interface (CLI)
  • Identify and eliminate bottlenecks from your apps' performance
  • Load test and monitor application performance
  • Take full advantage of the Heroku add-on marketplace
  • Set up a deployment pipeline to get applications from development to production quickly

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. 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.

  • Make use of popular open-source projects that you’ll learn to deploy and administer step-by-step
  • Learn to effectively scale web applications while maintaining peak performance and reducing costs
  • Get work done fast; packed with straight and to the point solutions to real-world problems that every Heroku user faces
Page Count 232
Course Length 6 hours 57 minutes
ISBN 9781782177944
Date Of Publication 26 Nov 2014


Mike Coutermarsh

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. As an early adopter of Heroku, he's been working with and writing about the technology for over 5 years. He works as a software engineer for Product Hunt (http://www.producthunt.com). Previously, he's built and scaled web applications at Gazelle (https://www.gazelle.com/) and was a cofounder of Taskk. When Mike isn't coding or writing, you will usually find him making the perfect cup of coffee, watching hockey, or at the gym.