Facebook: Host Parse on AWS, Heroku

Facebook recently announced that it is shutting down Parse. The cloud-based platform for cross-platform apps was acquired by the company back in 2013. It helped developers create social apps integrated with Facebook across iOS, Android, HTML5, etc. Last month, the…

Heroku Now Supports New PHP, Draws On Innovation From Facebook

Heroku recently announced full support for the new PHP. It did so during Facebook’s f8 conference, drawing on Facebook’s PHP innovation. As Heroku notes, the new PHP is built on new runtimes and frameworks, while utilizing familiar aspects of the…

Salesforce Acquiring Heroku – Major Platform for Social Apps

It’s only Wednesday, but it’s already been a huge week for Salesforce. The company is hosting its Dreamforce conference, and has already introduced a free version of its "Facebook for the Enterprise" Chatter product, and launched Database.com to go head to head in the Database space with Oracle.