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Heroku and Java – From Newbie to Beginner, Part 1

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

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

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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Heroku runs Java

If you are a Java fan boy, like me, then you have a good news to cheer about. Heroku runs Java now! Well, unlike other popular ‘web’ languages like PHP/RoR, Java has the legacy of being cumbersome to deploy and maintain in an web server. All this time, only enterprises had the effort to use the Java stack on their web tier. ...

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