Agile Development with Heroku webinar


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Agile software development is based on iterative and incremental development and is becoming a mainstay method in all different industries and verticals due to its promise of accelerated productivity. Drawing on core agile principles, Heroku, a cloud application platform backed by the trust of the Salesforce Platform, is built to support continuous iterative application development and deployment and works extremely well with the agile approach. In this session, seasoned Heroku partner thoughtbot will demonstrate best practices for building and scaling your own apps on Heroku. While Heroku's polyglot platform supports a number of languages, this session will focus on Ruby on Rails in its examples and use cases.

thoughtbot is a 50-person consultancy with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Stockholm, and Boulder. They are user experience, Ruby on Rails, and iOS experts.

Watch this webinar to:

Learn the basics of agile app development
See how to deploy an app to Heroku
Scale and app on Heroku
Explore real world examples and Heroku developer value

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Agile Development with Heroku webinar

  1. 1. Agile Development with HerokuAbe Pursell, Business Development Manager, Heroku@abepursellDan Croak, CMO, thoughtbot@croakyAdarsh Pandit, Developer, thoughtbot@adarshpAlex Baldwin, Designer, thoughtbot@alexbaldwin
  2. 2. Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:This presentation may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If any such uncertainties materialize or ifany of the assumptions proves incorrect, the results of, inc. could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by theforward-looking statements we make.All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including anyprojections of product or service availability, subscriber growth, earnings, revenues, or other financial items and any statements regarding strategies orplans of management for future operations, statements of belief, any statements concerning new, planned, or upgraded services or technologydevelopments and customer contracts or use of our services.The risks and uncertainties referred to above include – but are not limited to – risks associated with developing and delivering new functionality forour service, new products and services, our new business model, our past operating losses, possible fluctuations in our operating results and rate ofgrowth, interruptions or delays in our Web hosting, breach of our security measures, the outcome of intellectual property and other litigation, risksassociated with possible mergers and acquisitions, the immature market in which we operate, our relatively limited operating history, our ability toexpand, retain, and motivate our employees and manage our growth, new releases of our service and successful customer deployment, our limitedhistory reselling products, and utilization and selling to larger enterprise customers. Further information on potential factors thatcould affect the financial results of, inc. is included in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the most recent fiscal quarter ended July 31,2012.This documents and others containing important disclosures are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of ourWeb site.Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other presentations, press releases or public statements are not currently available and maynot be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase our services should make the purchase decisions based upon features that are currentlyavailable., inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.Safe Harbor
  3. 3. SpeakersAbe PursellBusiness Development ManagerHeroku@abepursellDan CroakCMOthoughtbot@croakyAdarsh PanditDeveloperthoughtbot@adarshpAlex BaldwinDesignerthoughtbot@alexbaldwinJoin the conversation via #heroku
  4. 4. Follow Developer Force@forcedotcomDeveloper Force groupDeveloper Force – Community+Developer Force – CommunityDeveloper Force
  5. 5. Have questions? We have an expert support team at the ready to answer yourquestions during the webinar. Ask your questions via the GoToWebinar control panel. The speaker(s) will choose top questions to answer live at the endof the webinar. Please post your questions as we go along! Only post your question once; we’ll get to it as we go down thelist.Join the conversation via #heroku
  6. 6. Agenda What is Heroku? Who is thoughtbot? Benefits of agile Toolbox Live coding! Q&AJoin the conversation via #heroku
  7. 7. AssumptionsJoin the conversation via #herokuThis webinar assumes the following: Have a basic understanding of development processes Have a basic understanding for development optionsBut don’t worry, you can catch up via these resources: An Introduction to Heroku – recorded H&T training thoughtbot Playbook – methodology and practices for creating modernweb and mobile apps and bringing them to market.
  8. 8. Join the conversation via #heroku
  9. 9. What is Heroku?• Heroku provides a polyglot cloud application platform as a service (PaaS)for building, deploying, and running apps.• Heroku’s platform lets app developers spend 100% of their time on theirapplication code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations,or scaling.*pol·y·glot [pol-ee-glot]adjective1. able to speak or write several languages; multilingual.2. containing, composed of, or written in several languages: a polyglot Bible.Join the conversation via #heroku
  10. 10. What is a Cloud Application Platform?DatabaseAppServerMessagingDirectoryServicesCompute Storage NetworkCloud App PlatformVirtualizationJoin the conversation via #heroku
  11. 11. Development ContinuumDeclarative ProgrammaticVisualforce and Apexprogramming language“Point & click”implementation offeatures/functionalityExamples:•Workflow rules•Validation rules•Page layouts•Rollup Summary fieldsExamples:•Apex Triggers•Visualforce Pages•Batch ApexFlexible open platform,supports manyprogramming languagescomplete controlLimited by defined options Limited by language constraintsand gov limitsLimited to ones ability to writecodeExamples:•Custom portals• Web and mobile apps•Middleware/backend jobsSimplicity + Speed Control + Flexibility
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  13. 13. Chat RoomTask ManagerVersion ControlHostingJoin the conversation via #herokuFour primary services
  14. 14. open source up development machine with Ruby, Rails, Postgres, etc. up vim, Unix aliases, etc. git protocol, guidelines for code review, style guideJoin the conversation via #heroku
  15. 15. Join the conversation via #herokuRedis to GoExample add-onsSendGridHeroku PostgresNew RelicPG Backups
  16. 16. Heroku is for apps of all scale LevelUp (pay with your phone) Groups by Wyndham (book groups at hotels) Gift of Knowledge (donate to public schools) OwnerAide (get home improvement jobs done) has designed and/or developed apps for world-class organizations such as:Join the conversation via #heroku
  17. 17. Join the conversation via #herokuhttp://playbook.thoughtbot.com
  18. 18. Recap Heroku is polyglot cloud application platform as a service (PaaS) Heroku allows developers to focus 100% on building apps and notmanaging resourcesJoin the conversation via #heroku
  19. 19. Resources/Next Steps An Introduction to Heroku – recorded H&T training thoughtbot Playbook – methodology and practices for creatingmodern web and mobile apps and bring them to market. Contact Heroku for a free consultation on how to move your appsto the cloud. Create your free Heroku account by going to and deploy your first app by going to GettingStarted With HerokuJoin the conversation via #heroku
  20. 20. Upcoming Events April 19, Friday April 21-27, 2013Salesforce Mobile Developer Week April 24, 2013Inside the Query Optimizer the conversation via #heroku
  21. 21. SurveyYour feedback is crucial to the success of our webinar programs.Thank you!*Look in the GoToWebinar chat window now for a hyperlink.Join the conversation via #heroku
  22. 22. Q&AAbe PursellBusiness Development ManagerHeroku@abepursellDan CroakCMOthoughtbot@croakyAdarsh PanditDeveloperthoughtbot@adarshpAlex BaldwinDesignerthoughtbot@alexbaldwinJoin the conversation via #heroku