I first used Heroku to deploy and host Facebook apps, and I’m a big fan ever since.
Lately, I’ve been doing development with node.js and since Heroku supports it (wonder if they were first to offer it), it was a no-brainer:
Nodejitsu is another service focusing on node.js primarily, but I’ve been reluctant to switch because I just like Heroku so much.
It’s also super cool that they support multiple environments via buildpacks, I’d love to look under the hood and find out how they made it work (and here’s a great post describing their polyglot platform in high-level)
In contrast to the one-language-per-career programmer, today’s up-and-coming developers can often utilize many languages effectively. Borrowing a term from linguistics, we can call these versatile new developers “polyglot programmers.”
For the latest Show&Tell demo, I talked about benefits of using Heroku (as one of the PaaS options) for rapid deployment and easy hosting, so here’s the deck.
This week I’m working on a recommendation chart for cloud hosting, so I’ll share that as well soon.