Heroku is a cloud-based hosting provider that allows easy deployment of web applications. With a free tier suitable for hosting small applications, Heroku makes it easy to get started publishing a new web app. Later, Heroku's paid tiers allow you to scale to support your growing user base.
In this course, Tuts+ instructor José Mota will demonstrate how easy it is to deploy a Rails application into Heroku. You'll learn how to prepare your application and how to deploy it using command-line tools. You'll also learn some tricks for maintaining your application once it's live.