About Heroku

Heroku is a cloud-based application development platform that supports multiple programming languages. It helps developers effectively manage and scale applications written in open language frameworks and sources. The application takes care of the infrastructure that is required to efficiently deploy apps across multiple areas, allowing users to focus on developing.

Heroku is connected to the most popular workflows and tools that are being used today. It is highly effective at running and managing applications written in Ruby, Node.js, Java, Scala, PHP, Go and Clojure. The software eliminates the need to switch between different programs for coding by providing a single window platform that supports all languages.  

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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

179 Reviews of Heroku

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.59 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(116)

116

4 stars

(55)

55

3 stars

(6)

6

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(1)

1

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August 2019

Ramon from Digisaúde

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2019

For all applications

My API and database is in heroku, in free mode, and meets the requirements well. Fully integrated with git, after each commit + push the service is automatically restarted with updates.

Pros

It is highly scalable, starting with a free version and then scaling up as needed. Deploying and Continuing Integration is very useful as well as being integrated with git, keeping your master up to date.

Cons

Sometimes I get confused about the real usefulness of each tab in web configurations, but it is something that is little used, does not disturb.

Reasons for Choosing Heroku

price, user-friendly interface, free mode of use, git integration already implemented

May 2020

Gerson from Computer Software

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

A Nice Hosting Option

Heroku is a good option for those looking a potential hosting service for their apps, and not only are the base and free options well-fleshed out, and the pricing is not egregious. While one has to be sure to take the time to learn Heroku, not only their web app but also their CLI, that's expected, and they make sure they provide a lot of resources for newcomers. I continue to use Heroku and hope to test them in larger scale apps in the future,

Pros

Heroku is a good hosting option for one's own apps. Being able to support several different languages is also a big plus of not having to worry about moving different code bases and still being able to work with Heroku. Upon creation, adding a project to Heroku does take a bit of work but when it definitely gets going, it does feel good and pushing updates doesn't take long for them to get running with the Github integration, which is a massive QoL addition within Heroku. Within apps there a lot of options that one can work with, even with the free plan and give lots of information to be able to track how one's app performance along with being able to keep track of potential errors and faults. The Heroku CLI is also nice to work with and well developed, being able to manage directly from terminal is important. The different staging options are pretty going in being able to test one's own app before even releasing out to the public and having a lot of options in testing before release is a big plus. While learning, I do have to say that Heroku’s wiki is fleshed out and provides a lot of information for someone new to such software.

Cons

Navigating through their website could use improvement, and while I have gotten used to Heroku and generally have a good idea of where their content is, I do feel like in the beginning I was constantly wondering where some options where and felt like information could definitely be better displayed along with general navigation. I also which there was a way to change up the appearance of the desktop app.

October 2019

Nicholas from MolecularMatch

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2019

Support is non existent

5+ years. As long as you have no support needs you will have an overpriced, workable solution.

Pros

Attracted to the software for simplicity of deployment and alleged production grade 3rd party app ecosystem

Cons

1. Support is literally non existent. good luck solving your problems because they will not assist you. 2. Support is literally non existent. good luck solving your problems because they will not assist you. 3. Support is literally non existent. good luck solving your problems because they will not assist you. 4. Support is literally non existent. good luck solving your problems because they will not assist you. 5. Expensive 6. Go with an all in solution with Amazon and save your natural hair color

May 2020

Dennis from Twofold Media

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Heroku Takes the Headache out of Hosting Web Apps

While not as fast to get an app off the ground as other solutions we've worked with, Heroku is extremely affordable and great for launching web apps.

Pros

We've used Heroku for about a year now to launch web applications using Node JS and React/Vue. It's amazing how many different items it handles for you on the backend so that we can create secure, scalable web applications.

Cons

Heroku does take some know-how to get everything implemented correctly. You must have experienced developers in order to use it.

December 2019

Manjunath from Accenture

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Heroku - PaaS platform acquired by Salesforce

Heroku does wonder to add arsenal to deverlopers time as we get easy to build boilerplate codes for Nodejs or other javascript scripting. We use it for the backend hosting to cloud, when applications arent too complex or the footprint of users arent too heavy. Its easier to demo an application on Heroku than AWS simply due to the accelerators in place.

Pros

1. Its API's first world is hugely helpful in developing applications 2. Documentation and customer support is top notch 3. Heroku Add on works great for most of the use cases 4. Intuitive UI, supports many programming languages 5. Heroku forms a crucial backbone for Salesforce when dealing with big data. The external objects feature from Salesforce is due to Heroku. Takes off most of the complexity in bulk processing on Salesforce as it can be off loaded to Heroku 5. With Salesforce Canvas integration, it forms a perfect ally to Heroku.

Cons

1. It can have a steep learning curve 2. Tends to be pricey for a large application when compared to AWS, Azure 3. Auditing can be improved 4. Quality of add on's can also be improved 5. Buildpack documentation needs to be improved as well