Deploying Applications with Heroku

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Overview

This course will introduce you to web deployment platforms. You’ll begin by deploying your first web application to the Heroku platform, making it publicly available on the internet. In the process, you will learn about the underlying mechanics of web hosting. You will also learn how to configure your app, from accessing log output to configuring environment variables.



Why Take This Course?

By taking this course, you will learn exactly what application deployment is, and why you would want to do it. As a web developer, you’ll want to deploy your applications so the software you create is available to users. But, you should also understand how the process of deployment works, so you’re ready to tackle challenges along the way. This course will walk you through many of the common deployment scenarios, and give you the solid foundation you’ll need to successfully get your apps online.

Syllabus

You will learn to deploy applications using the Heroku platform by configuring and releasing a small gallery application created with Sinatra. You will also be able to configure your deployed applications to include external services.

Lesson 1: Deployment in a Flash

Deploy your very first web application with Heroku. Learn the basics of deployment and how to make your application public on the internet.

Lesson 2: Common Functionality

Learn the underlying mechanics of how web servers work. Identify common challenges when working with a deployed application such as setting up a database, reading logs, and activating a permanent file upload feature.