Professional Heroku Programming
By Chris Kemp, Brad Gyger
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: January 2013
Pages: 528

Your total guide to building and deploying brilliant web and mobile apps with Heroku

Want to gain a deep understanding of the Heroku platform as a service (PaaS) and what makes it tick? Looking for insider tips and expert guidance on how to structure your apps to take utmost advantage of the Heroku platform? Do you need an accessible, totally practical guide to quickly mastering the skills needed to create brilliant apps with the world's number-one cloud PaaS? If the answer to any or all of these questions is "Yes," you've come to the right place.

Written by two gurus at Heroku and its parent company,, this book quickly gets you up to speed on core Heroku concepts and then cuts to the chase with detailed step-by-step tutorials on Heroku programming. In no time you'll get a handle on architecting, developing, deploying, and scaling outstanding apps using the Heroku platform.

Clearly explaining the key differences between developing in Heroku versus traditional platforms and emphasizing web and mobile app development, Professional Heroku Programming delivers:

  • Insider information and progrtamming tips you won't find anywhere else

  • Coverage of Git-based development workflow and the process model for Heroku

  • Language-specific programming patterns

  • Example apps for Ruby®, Java®, Node.js®, Scala®, Python® and other Heroku-supported languages

  • Details of the Heroku add-on ecosystem to extend your app and add functionality

  • Pointers on getting the most out of Heroku's data and asset store options

  • Tons of downloadable sample code

  • Resources for taking your Heroku development skills to the next level

Professional Heroku Programming is a must-have tool of the trade for system architects and web developers who want to get the most of out the world's leading cloud PaaS. Programmer Forums

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