Heroku is for languages

We built Heroku, our fully managed container-based cloud platform, to make it easy for you to run apps written in a variety of programming languages, including our first-class languages Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, Node, Go, Scala and Clojure. Languages are at the heart of what we do — because the languages we support are at the heart of your applications.

Heroku is for choice

Heroku is polyglot—we embrace all languages. Whether you're part of a team or company built around a single language, a large enterprise using several languages across the board, or a startup building a complex microservice architecture utilizing multiple languages, your apps will be at home here.

Languages with first-class support

The following programming languages receive first-class support on Heroku. This means our dedicated language specialists constantly work at ensuring that the latest language versions, language frameworks and other language features are maintained, patched and fully supported on Heroku.


Our Node support is all about flexibility. Choose your own version of Node, choose any framework from Express & Hapi to Sails.js and Koa, and choose from any of our integrated add-on services such as Mongo, New Relic, Librato and more. Learn More


Whether you prefer frameworks like Sinatra or Rails, or getting your hands dirty with Unicorn or WebSocket, or using the MRI or JRuby, Heroku's rock-solid Ruby support delivers. Learn More


Build microservices with Groovy and Ratpack, web apps with minimal fuss using Spark, and high performance web apps with Spring Boot/Spring Cloud, using a range of JDKs. Learn More


An elegant platform for modern PHP apps - Heroku's PHP support including a modern stack with your choice of web server (Apache or Nginx) and runtime — PHP 5.5 and higher, including PHP 7 or HHVM — together with Composer for dependency management. Learn More


Whether you prefer frameworks like Django or Flask, or getting your hands dirty with Twisted or raw sockets, Heroku stays out of the way, letting you easily deploy everything from bespoke microservices to complex, database-backed web applications. Learn More


Whether you prefer Go’s stdlib, or frameworks like Negroni and Gin, Heroku gets out of the way, letting you build and deploy network services, microservices and high-traffic API endpoints, easily, and scalably. Learn More


Take your Scala solutions, whether microservices built with Finagle, or full-stack solutions built with Play, and combine them deploy it to the cloud, adding to them any of our integrated add-on services such as Treasure Data, Neo4j or Cassandra. Learn More


Build and deploy Leiningen-based applications with ease, whether they're micro-services built on libraries like Ring and Compojure, more complete solutions based on Luminus and Pedestal, or front-end apps using ClojureScript and Om. Learn More

Supporting other languages via Buildpacks

Support for a language is enabled via Buildpacks, scripted build processes that let Heroku's polyglot systems handle any language for which a Buildpack exists. You can use any Buildpack contributed by our community, or roll your own.


Part of the Elements Marketplace, Buildpacks developed by the Heroku community let you extend the polyglot Heroku platform in any number of directions. Choose from over 1200 custom-built Buildpacks. Visit Elements Marketplace


If you can't find what you're looking for, or you need to customize an existing buildpack, use Heroku's open Buildpack API to support the language of your choice, in your way. Visit Buildpack API documentation

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