Easy to use and the best documentation around!
June 10, 2016

Easy to use and the best documentation around!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Heroku

Heroku is used as both a platform for hosting our website both for production and staging. Where Heroku also thrives is the ease of use due to the fact that it has some of the best documentation on the internet. It also allows for seamless integration for many third party tools.
  • Third party integration
  • Separation between staging and production sites
  • Documentation
  • Terminal commands
  • Scalability
  • Frequent maintenance from Heroku team which forces lack of productivity from my team
  • Adding dynos - not very cost effective
  • Negative impact on business if and when heroku is down for maintenance - customers can't make a purchase
  • Positive - using third party Dataclips plug-in for SQL queries for our route info
  • Positive - finding an error in our logs and retrieving customer information to help retain their business
Heroku is a really great platform to get up and running QUICKLY and efficiently. What Heroku is really great at that other services are lacking is ease of use, documentation. It is really great for beginning developers and awesome to get up and running to take care of lots of the headaches going on under the hood of a live web application. It's easier to get setup than an AWS service but AWS is better for scaling large sites.
Heroku is great for small websites or to create some kind of a prototype for a product. It was used plenty to get test projects live in a coding bootcamp classroom setting. I find that scaling is a bit of an issue when your application becomes too large. AWS is probably a better choice as growth occurs.

Heroku Platform Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
Platform management overhead
Workflow engine capability
Platform access control
Services-enabled integration
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Issue recovery
Upgrades and platform fixes