New Heroku Version Includes Logs, Processes and Node.js

by Cynthia Harvey

The Salesforce.com owned platform-as-a-service Heroku is expanding beyond Ruby.

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Heroku has launched a new public beta codenamed Celadon Cedar. The update offers a number of new features, including support for the Node.js programming framework, "procfiles" for defining processes, and real-time access to log files and process status.

Perhaps the most noteworthy of these new features are the "procfiles." They were created as a way for the PaaS to address user requests for more control. According to Heroku co-founder James Lindenbaum, they allow "any piece of code to run as a process."

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This article was originally published on Sunday Jun 5th 2011
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