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Exploring Microservices Architecture on Heroku

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Building an application with a microservice architecture is an excellent long-term decision if you can afford the increase in upfront time investment to do it properly. Heroku provides a platform that most developers know for simple deployment, but it also dramatically simplifies microservices architecture. What are these “microservices” of which you speak? If you’ve been around web development before the ...

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Heroku PostgreSQL vs. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

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PostgreSQL is becoming the relational database of choice for web development for a whole host of good reasons. That means that development teams have to make a decision on whether to host their own or use a database as a service provider. The two biggest players in the world of PostgreSQL are Heroku PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Today ...

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Continuous Delivery for Heroku With Jenkins

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A continuous delivery pipeline that leverages Jenkins and targets Heroku is fairly simple to set up, provided you install the Jenkins Git plugin. With this pipeline, changes to a specific Git branch will result in a Heroku deployment. For this deployment process to work nicely, you should use at least two Git branches, as you’ll want to have one branch ...

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Heroku and Java – From Newbie to Beginner, Part 2

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The problem So after a few days I could get back to my little Recaps project. I started with checking logs and found something like this:               2012-03-04T01:52:51+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Idling 2012-03-04T01:52:53+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Stopping process with SIGTERM 2012-03-04T01:53:03+00:00 heroku[web.1]: Error R12 (Exit timeout) -> Process failed to exit within 10 seconds of SIGTERM 2012-03-04T01:53:03+00:00 heroku[web.1]: ...

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Heroku and Java – From Newbie to Beginner, Part 1

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Recently I’ve heard that Heroku allows deployment of Java applications in it’s Cedar stack. Having no real software idea I decided I’ll give it a try and just configure SOMETHING to work on Heroku. I have some kind of crush on ReST (I still want to learn it and practice it) so I’ve decided my first application will be a ...

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Flavor of the month – Neo4j and Heroku

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Neo4j launched a challenge earlier this year called “Seed the Cloud” to get folks to create templates or demo applications on Heroku using the Neo4j add-on. After much internal debate, I decided to enter, only to be thrown into despair for lack of an idea. The idea came to me while I was doing nothing in particular- to build a ...

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Simple Twitter: Play Framework, AJAX, CRUD on Heroku

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So the big announcement is out – Heroku started offering native support to Play Framework applications! If you haven’t heard it, checkout the post from Jesper Joergensen on Heroku’s blog. So for the presentation, I am setting up a very basic Twitter clone; it’s meant to be simple yet it displays just enough of the productivity that Play! provides. I ...

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