Heroku is a cloud-based application deployment and management service. Heroku works on the principle of the container-based design system and these smart containers are known as dynos. The Heroku Toolbelt is a package of the Heroku CLI, Foreman, and Git — all the tools you would like to urge started using Heroku at the instruction. It is obtainable as a native installer for OS X, Windows, and Debian/Ubuntu Linux.
$ heroku version
heroku-toolbelt/2.32.11 (universal-darwin12.0) ruby/1.9.3 autoupdate
Application of Heroku
Heroku allows you to deploy, run applications written in Ruby, Node.js, Java, Python, Clojure, Scala, Go and PHP. An application is a collection of source code, perhaps a framework, and some dependency description that instructs a build system as to which additional dependencies are needed in order to build and run the application.
Advantages of the Toolbelt
Some advantages of the Toolbelt include:
- It is much faster, saving several seconds off the startup of each heroku command.
- The Toolbelt packages have their own dependencies and will not conflict with your existing development tools.
- The Toolbelt automatically keeps itself up to this point with the newest available bug fixes, security updates, and new features.