Pushing web applications live with Heroku

Simply Take Off!

Article from Issue 143/2012

If you want to put together a web application in your favorite language and publish it for free, you will find Heroku a convenient helper. The service even allows you to bring your own web server.

Perl Column Celebrates its 15th Anniversary! The first Perl column article in our German sister publication Linux-Magazin was published in October 1997, making this the 15th year. The author is grateful for all feedback from readers and always appreciates your suggestions.

Recently, I’ve been hearing the word “polyglot” at conferences: Long gone are the days in which developers rejoiced in programming-language-specific tunnel vision with an ecosystem to match, furiously declaring developments on any other systems as superfluous. Instead, today’s engineers tend to spy on their competitors’ forums, recognizing advanced developments and adapting them for use in the language or application stack of their choice. Hosters of web applications also support this trend and offer their services for a wide variety of programming languages and run-time environments.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

  • Perl: Microformats

    Microformats add generally accepted tags, such as social network connections or geodetic coordinates, to HTML pages. Automated scripts collect them and help represent the data in graphically appealing ways – for example, geodata for vacation destinations.

  • Perl Snapshot: Debugging

    Some developers condemn the use of debuggers, but in many cases, a debugger is a programmer’s last hope. In this Month’s Perl Snapshot, we’ll look at Perl’s integrated debugger.

  • Perl – Security Snapshots

    When the Perlmeister is on the road, he likes to know what's going on at home. Armed with just two scripts, he draws on the Tumblr API to store snapshots cyclically from his home security camera.

  • Perl – Vagrant Package

    The Vagrant package provides easy management of virtual machines with VirtualBox as the hypervisor on the command line. Provisioning tools like Puppet let customers try out products in pre-installed environments.

  • Perl: Dropbox

    The proprietary Dropbox service has become a popular way to exchange large files. The Dropbox web API also supports scripts, like the one in this article that picks up files from behind a firewall.

comments powered by Disqus
Subscribe to our Linux Newsletters
Find Linux and Open Source Jobs
Subscribe to our ADMIN Newsletters

Support Our Work

Linux Magazine content is made possible with support from readers like you. Please consider contributing when you’ve found an article to be beneficial.

Learn More