Perfect for Hobbyists and Beginners
August 12, 2019

Perfect for Hobbyists and Beginners

Collin Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Heroku Platform

Heroku is a fantastic online hosting resource for use in small projects. The workflow is great for trial and error learning, and getting used to pushing and pulling using Git. I've used Heroku to deploy social media bots and other Python scripts. The documentation on various pipes and addons required to get your project up and running are also well documented and easy to follow.
  • Free Option is great for people just learning or wanting to make simple apps
  • Very easy to create several environments for your app in no time with exact clones
  • Documentation is easy to follow and full of tutorials
  • If you're not careful, you can easily create an expensive app by accident.
  • Inconsistant experience with all the other add-ons. Some are not documented well.
  • I've been able to create chat bots and call bots to help streamline questions and requests our company gets. I use Heroku to host the Python scripts and scale up the server if we get high volume.
So far I have not had any problems or needs to contact Support
Heroku is great for learning to code and learning how hosting works. I've used Heroku for a few different projects ranging from python chat bots, to small websites. Heroku is an app host, not a webhost, so i would not use it to host or learn web development. For small-scale apps and prototypes, Heroku is super affordable, even I hosted many of my apps in free plans.

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

Using Heroku Platform

Heroku is a great learning and simple resource. The documentation for its CLI is superb and easy to follow. No matter what language your app is in, they have clear documentation on how to get started.