We recently had the opportunity to meet with the team at Heroku, a cloud-based platform as a service that’s part of Salesforce that enables companies to build, deploy and scale their apps easily and quickly, allowing developers to focus on what they do best…building really great apps.
Heroku is a cloud application development platform that allows users to scale and manage apps written in open language sources and frameworks.
Essentially, this means that it’s simple for any company of any size, any age, or any type to build an app that really delivers a cutting-edge customer experience and runs in the cloud. This is important because that helps those applications scale up to address millions of users in diverse geographies, pretty much with the click of a button.
For example, let’s say your website blows up on social media, with Heroku, it can easily add servers to handle that spike. Once traffic dies down, the numbers can slid down back to normal.
With Heroku, the user only pays for servers that they use.
The way the Heroku product was built is reflective of the way that software has been moving over the past few years. Gone are the days where you develop software on a green and black screen – that just simply isn’t the case anymore.
Today, software is built by teams, sometimes small teams, sometimes big teams, and to do that, they need a visual, collaborative environment where they understand their roles and they can produce the kind of software that you see in world-class apps that grow very quickly and require high maintenance.
By taking care of the infrastructure needed to properly deploy apps across numerous spheres, Heroku allows developers to do what they do best – develop.
For more information and to see how easy it is to build your own app, visit Heroku.com and sign up today.