Sunday, February 10th, 2008
Heroku is a new YCombinator startup that joins the growing number of “use your browser to build your apps” type of applications.
You can create new Rails applications, and they are magically hosted up in the cloud. You can import your own Rails application, or you can use the inline editor and tools to built the application directly in the browser.
Heroku itself is a Rails application. I wonder if they now self hosting :)
Being able to quickly build an application and have it running live is great (using Amazon EC2), and this is just the beginning. They already tie into the usual tools like Rake, but there is room to go further and have nice DB utilities, cloning of functionality, and much more.
The editor itself could use a bunch of work too. I can never see where the cursor is, let alone have all of the Textmate / Aptana / IntelliJ goodness.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:28 am