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Heroku - My New Home

on June 15, 2020

In the “Moving Away From AWS and Onto Heroku” article, I provided an introduction of the application I wanted to migrate from Amazon’s popular AWS solution to Heroku. Subsequently, the “Destination Heroku” article illustrated the establishment of a new Heroku account and focused on introducing a Java API (written in Spring Boot) connecting to a ClearDB instance within this new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) ecosystem.

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Scaling Django/Postgres with PgBouncer on Heroku

on June 9, 2020

Do you have an app on Heroku using Postgres? Are you running out of database connections? Maybe you’ve already tried setting CONN_MAX_AGE, but that only helped for a while. It’s time for PgBouncer, the de facto standard for Postgres connection pooling. In this article, we’ll look at how to use PgBouncer to scale your app on Heroku. We’ll use Django, a popular python web framework, as an example for the settings.

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The Internet of Dogs: How to Build a $50 IoT Dog Collar That Locates Your Pet

on May 22, 2020

I love side projects. They give me the opportunity to flex my creative muscles and tinker with tech like the Internet of Things (IoT) in new ways. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look far for my next one; a common conundrum for pet owners fueled this concept for an IoT dog collar.

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