Heroku intros new developer tools for building customer cloud apps

Salesforce.com is tying up more more ends between its different developer platforms ahead of Dreamforce in a few weeks.

Heroku is rolling out a slew of new tools designed for developers building cloud-based customer applications.

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Dubbed Heroku DX, the new set of services is comprised of metrics, database analytics and management features from a unified dashboard with the goal of accelerating development and deployment.

For example, the succinctly-named Heroku Button allows developers to deploy code from the Cloud Platform-as-a-Service with a single click.

The Salesforce.com-subsidiary also included optimized features for building apps to run on top of the Heroku Postgres database, hinting at powering more apps intended for scaling in the long term.

Furthermore, the ties between Heroku and its parent company are being tightened through a link to Journey Builder for Apps over on the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud.

The combination should allow developers to build and deliver customized experiences for their respective customers from mobile apps.

The new Heroku DX features are available immediately with pricing based on resources and usage.