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Heroku Cloud Application Development by Anubhav Hanjura

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The Heroku feature set

Heroku is a fully featured PaaS that provides a complete stack of "true" PaaS features. The following are some of the core features available in Heroku:

  • Heroku runtime features:
    • It enables flexible process control; scalable web and worker (type) processes (called dynos) run from a Procfile.
    • It allows a new process type to be defined such as web or worker type.
    • Process isolation—anything you store on your web process will be isolated from all other web processes.
    • Heroku even lets you run processes during the maintenance mode while serving the application users static page(s).
    • It provides fully functional multiple language support.
  • Configuration:
    • Heroku does not use property files or hardcoded configuration variables to read system ...

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