Heroku is a container based PaaS (Platform as a Service) software. This course will teach you the features offered by Heroku so that you can focus on your strength which is application development and let Heroku manage the infrastructure details.
As more and more enterprises are looking to migrate their applications to the cloud, it’s very important to understand the complexities that come in maintaining and monitoring the cloud infrastructure. In this course, Getting Started with Heroku, you’ll learn the value proposition offered by Heroku in cloud deployment. First, you’ll explore the underlying architecture of Heroku and understand key terminologies. Next, you’ll discover how to install Heroku CLI and explore various commands. Then, you'll gain an understanding of how to prepare, deploy and scale a Java application in Heroku platform. Finally, you’ll learn how to provision a postgres database and connect to this database from your application. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of deploying applications in the Heroku platform that are developed in the language of your choice.
Course Overview Hello, everyone. My name is Saravanan Dhandapani, and welcome to my course on Heroku: Getting Started. I'm an architect working in the financial domain, focused on end‑to‑end design and architecture. As more and more companies are looking for a cloud migration strategy, they realize that they may not be ready and jump headfirst because of issues like security, business complexity, legacy infrastructure, and lack of required skills. There exists a cloud deployment strategy where they can focus on their application and make it cloud‑ready before migrating to a public cloud. In this course, you will learn different cloud deployment strategies like SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, and understand where Heroku fits in, deep dive and understand Heroku architecture and key terminologies, download and install Heroku CLI and learn its features, deploy a Java application and learn how to scale to meet increasing demands, and, finally, learn about the add‑ons and data services provided by Heroku. By the end of this course, you will get a thorough understanding of the features and benefits offered by Heroku. I hope you will join me on this exciting journey to learn about one of the fast‑growing PaaS cloud providers in my course, Heroku: Getting Started, at Pluralsight.