In May, Lee Robinson wrote The Story of Heroku documenting the history of the service from browser-based editor for Rails apps to the low-friction infrastructure support and dead simple
git push deployment process. Lee Robinson notes that in 2022 a lot of folks who loved the idea of not having to care about infrastructure are now re-evaluating their options in the face of better tooling and more and more focus on microservices. Last week Heroku announced it is discontinuing free plans.
Did you know that resonant frequencies in Janet Jackson’s song Rhythm Nation could cause laptops with spinning metal hard drives to crash? That reminded me of Brendan Gregg’s advice against yelling at servers: “You’ll discourage them.”