Seems I have been a little slow to pick up on just how awesome Heroku is. I have been aware of it for a while but was never really bothered enough to take a proper look. Having done so, I am glad I have!
I decided to just do a quick app to host a piece of code I put in to a Radiant extension a few weeks back to make previews of image collections, photo album style. I created the application locally, committing merrily to my local Git repo and occasionally pushing to GitHub as normal, signed in to Heroku and created an application, which was too easy!
After creating the application on Heroku itself, it’s a case of installing the Heroku gem and adding Heroku as a Git remote node. All thats left is to push to Heroku, that’s it, nothing else, the application is deployed! Heroku even has a post push hook in Git to make sure it detects any new gems you may have added to your Gemfile file since your last push.
So, my original concern with Heroku, was the lack of oomph with only one Dyno (this is Heroku’s term for a web process) but actually it seems pretty good. So, go ahead and take a look at what I built in just a couple of hours, nothing amazing but given how easy this was to get up and running I can’t grumble.