Heroku Node Update

2010-05-17 00:00:00 +0100 by Alex R. Young

I've been using Node on
Heroku to test the basics. Here's what you need to know:

The Heroku team have been proactive at answering questions and guiding
people through the process of installing and managing Node apps -- if
enough people want the 30 second limit dropped it sounds like Heroku
might simply adapt their architecture to suit our requirements (given


The beta is currently closed, but there are apps out there that
demonstrate what real Heroku Node apps look like:

About Heroku

If you haven't used Heroku before, it's a hosting service based around
Git. That means they host a Git repository that automatically deploys
when you git push to it. A typical session looks like this:

\$ git commit -m 'Bug fixes to close #31, #29'\ \$ git push heroku master

Counting objects: 267, done.\
Delta compression using up to 2 threads.\
Compressing objects: 100% (176/176), done.\
Writing objects: 100% (262/262), 122.67 KiB, done.\
Total 262 (delta 11), reused 0 (delta 0)