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Press Release?[edit]

This page reads like a press release from the company. I would not be surprised if it was in fact written by them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.141.179.129 (talk) 23:33, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

I have to agree. It sounds like a collection of press releases. The technical and business ideas that are the foundation of this company are not covered. It would also be good to have a brief discussion of cloud business and technical areas. The ending announcement of it being a "company to watch" indicates to me this is a marketing article. Johnswolter (talk) 17:21, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Clojure on Heroku[edit]

Source: http://blog.heroku.com/archives/2011/7/5/clojure_on_heroku/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.187.96.81 (talk) 06:54, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Multiple languages[edit]

Opening sentence is out-of-date, Heroku support multiple languages now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.192.156.92 (talk) 23:31, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Who runs it?![edit]

It's better to repeat a word than to be ambiguous. The lead sentence is now: "Heroku is a cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) run by the San Francisco, California-based company with the same name." What same name?! "Heroku" or "PaaS" or "Platform as a Service"? Change to: --> "... run by the company 'XXX', based in San Francisco." — Wegesrand (talk) 22:16, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

Competitors[edit]

Isn't Competitors section a bit small and arbitrary? I'm reluctant to start adding names, but how about Rails competitors like EngineYard, Node competitors like Joyent's no.de, PHPCloud etc etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mahemoff (talkcontribs) 01:44, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

WHAT IS IT?!?![edit]

Sounds to me like yet another cloud server provider, like Amazon or Joyent. Why would I want to do Heroku? Is it cheaper? or, maybe, it's got some library stuff, 'frameworks', other software, that they provide that's good to use for a site? and you can only use it on the Heroku platform?

Is it Open Source? Can I make a Heroku on my laptop, disconnected from the internet? Sounds like a commercial service - like I get an account, make some VMs, start paying by the hour or month or something?

Why does it say it supports Ruby, Java, ... my AWS site is a whole ubuntu virtual machine, I can log in and set up any language that runs on unix. Anything I can find a compiler/interpreter for. I could use Erlang or Fortran or Lisp if I wanted to. What is it about Heroku that doesn't allow Fortran? Why? What's so great about it that I'm willing to give up language freedom?

Stepping back, is Heroku an episode on the Mary Tyler Moore show? A barnyard animal? A way to weave cloth? A battle in the Boshin war? The word 'computer' is nowhere, would be nice if you could kindof walk the reader in from the outside world, with phrases like "a way to create websites" or something similar. Also nowhere is there Linux, we're supposed to know Debian/Ubuntu is linux. Does your mom know that ubuntu is a flavor of linux? probably not. Imagine a normal human who stumbles onto this article.. and go from there. OsamaBinLogin (talk) 19:01, 20 June 2014 (UTC)