Designed to maximize productivity
Great apps come from inspired and productive developers. The right tools and services will increase your development pace and help you bypass mundane tasks, remove friction, and simplify or automate processes. Not only can you get the job done and iterate quickly, but you’re more free to let the inspiration flow and produce your best work.
Heroku is a cloud-based, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) based on a managed container system for building, running, and managing modern apps. Heroku’s platform, tools, integrated services, and ecosystem are meticulously designed to support the best possible developer experience. That’s why Heroku has become a favorite app platform for hundreds of thousands of developers.
Heroku does the heavy lifting
Heroku gives you a set of powerful capabilities that deliver higher-order value. The Heroku platform is fully-managed, meaning that we take care of servers, hardware, and infrastructure, so you can stay focused on your app. The platform’s flexibility allows you to build apps using your preferred language or framework, and using popular architectural patterns, such as microservices.
Deploying apps on Heroku is fast and streamlined, with built-in workflows that support your team’s continuous integration and continuous delivery practices. The platform’s operational experience offers built-in tools for easily scaling and maintaining application health. Many Heroku developers use a range of free services to experiment, learn, and test out new ideas with their users before they are ready to scale.
A rewarding developer experience
Every detail of the Heroku experience, from capabilities to tools to workflows, is thoughtfully designed to delight and empower developers. Heroku removes frustrating obstacles and gives you the freedom to enjoy the best part of app development: building great apps. Learn more by exploring the following pages.
“From its early days, Heroku has worked magic. With a simple Git push, the Heroku platform does all the builds and deploys — it just makes the most sense from a developer standpoint. Now, I deploy to Heroku first before anywhere else.”Read customer story →
“It’s a very powerful experience for a developer to code something, have it reviewed, and immediately push it to production on Heroku. If improvements are needed, the developer can make changes and push them out. Waiting for a release team or DevOps to deploy makes for a slower, more disconnected engineering experience.”Read customer story →
Heroku developer accounts are free
Sign up for a free developer account and receive a pool of free dyno hours that you can use to deploy an app and try out the platform experience.Sign up now