Heroku announced on Thursday that it has launched its platform API into public beta

Heroku Launches Platform API in Public Beta

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Heroku announced on Thursday that it has launched its platform API into public beta, derived from the same command-and-control API it uses internally.

The platform API allows developers to automate, extend and integrate Heroku with other services, and use the platform API to perform tasks that could previously only be accomplished with Heroku toolbelt or dashboard.

According to a blog post by Heroku, some of the uses for the API include building mobile apps that control Heroku from smartphones and tablets; combining Heroku with other services and integrating developer tools, and automating custom workflows with programmatic integration to Heroku.

While the platform API is in public beta, Heroku says it will continue to collect and incorporate feedback over the next few months and will post all changes on the changelog.

The release of the platform API comes as Heroku has expanded into Europe, and recently launched free Ruby on Rails training, including over 40 hours of free online video, lectures and exercises.

In February, Heroku responded to a customer report of Ruby on Rails performance degredation by promising to provide more visibility into customers’ app’s queue of web requests, and more accurate documentation.

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