Category: Heroku

using domainFACTORY with heroku and SSL

I’m working on a small side project that requires proper SSL configuration. Since I like using “heroku”: to bootstrap my projects, I thought it would also be a great idea to do that in this case… As it turns out, it was quite a hassle to get it up and running the way I want […]

Improved ASIN documentation

Beeing sick sucks, but on the other hand there is a lot of spare time… So, while sitting on my couch, I created a new resource for documentation of my pet project the “asin gem”:, which you can “find on heroku”: If you have any additions or questions feel free to “fork the project”: or […]

Heroku Cedar Background Jobs for free!

I’m using Heroku mostly for playing around with latest technology and hosting free apps. Since Heroku “changed their pricing model”: due to the introduction of “the new process model”: some of my apps changed from free to paid, especially those that had some background jobs or nightly crons (I really did not get, why this […]

Migrating an existing App to Heroku Celadon Cedar Stack

It’s currently not possible to do an automated migration from or to the “Heroku Celadon Cedar Stack”: which “started in May”: The only help that you get from Heroku is this: Migrating From Bamboo to Cedar Before migrating to Bamboo, you should make sure your app runs on Ruby 1.9.2. If your app is not […]

Generating PDF from HTML using DocRaptor on Heroku

There comes a time one has to create PDFs for a Rails application. Searching the web will most likely bring you to libraries like “PDF Kit”: and “Wicket PDF”: that use “wkhtmltopdf”: as a driver. If your app is hosted on “Heroku”: you wonder weather wkhtmltopdf is available so that you can use one of […]