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Play by Play: Understanding Heroku Myths and Magic

by Don Robins and Lyric Hartley

In this course, you’ll learn what Heroku is, if Heroku is a good fit for your project, and why it has such a loyal following.

What you'll learn

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Understanding Heroku Myths and Magic, Lyric Hartley and Don Robins demonstrate the Heroku cloud platform and how to best assess whether it’s a good fit for any particular implementation. Learn about the various deployment platforms, how to identify what kinds of applications would be a good fit for Heroku, and the many ways developers can interact with Heroku to manage deployment. By the end of this course, you’ll have gained a solid understanding of Heroku, as well as some common misconceptions, and how to best assess if it’s a good match for your needs.

About the authors

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... more

Lyric Hartley is a Customer Solution Architect at Heroku. He spends his days helping Heroku?s biggest customers solve their hard problems and reach the scale they require. He loves that there are always new and difficult problems to solve. Before his current role he was on a development team at With an understanding, from the inside of Salesforce, he helps many teams in Salesforce innovate faster by leveraging Heorku. He is passionate about the future of computing and enabling pe... more

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