What is Heroku?
Heroku (pronounced her-OH-koo) is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps.
Our service lets app developers spend their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Heroku was founded in 2007 by Orion Henry, James Lindenbaum, and Adam Wiggins.
Developer productivity is our battle cry, at the core of everything we do. Why require three steps when one will do? Why require any action at all when zero steps will do?
A deployment platform's workflow and experience should be designed. Every decision – from what HTTP cache to use, to the order of command-line flags, to the color of the buttons – has been made with a maniacal focus on developer productivity.
We wake up each day with the mission of making it easy and painless to build and run cloud apps. Open source is in our blood, and our team has created and contributes significantly to a wide variety of projects.
In past lives, our team has helped build and run some of the largest and most popular platforms used today with companies such as Amazon.com, BEA Systems (now Oracle), EMC, and Sun.