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How to make a Facebook application in Ruby with Heroku?

Leading cloud application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Heroku has launched a Facebook App Package and guide for building Facebook applications on Heroku’s PaaS. If you’re in the market for building Facebook apps, Heroku a new Facebook App Package may be worth checking out.

Facebook is the most popular social platform for these applications. Facebook applications are being used to reach new and prospective customers and to form tighter, more substantial relationships with customers via the web.

The multi-tenant platform and hosting environment means apps don’t need their own servers, slices, or clusters, and a complete API if provided for app management. The package is designed to make it easy for the growing number of companies — ranging from start-ups to Global 2000 enterprises — building Facebook experiences to take advantage of the productivity, openness, and robustness of the Heroku platform.

The package offers a Ronin-level dedicated database, 20 worker/dyno processes, 1GB of Memcache, New Relic Gold, and $200 of “platform credit” to add other features (such as SSL or the Sendgrid e-mail system).

Heroku has proven to be tremendously popular with developers building social applications. Many thousands of social applications are running on the Heroku platform, a number of them serving millions of users and 100s of millions of requests per month.

Check out the documentation- Building a Facebook application with Ruby and hosting it in Heroku?

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Megan Batchelor
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