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A Heroku update

Apr 21, 2010 • posted by Michael Hartl

I've added a note to Section 2.3.5 (Deploying the demo app) about pushing data as well as data models up to Heroku. This uses the taps gem (along with the main heroku gem), which has recently been updated by Heroku. Ruby on Rails Tutorial readers using Heroku should update both gems per this Heroku blog post on supporting large data sets:

$ [sudo] gem update heroku taps

(As indicated by the square brackets, many users will need to use sudo to install gems, but users of Ruby Version Manager (rvm) should omit it.)

Michael Hartl

I’m Michael Hartl—author, educator, and entrepreneur. I’m probably best known as the creator of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, a book and screencast series that together constitute one of the leading introductions to web development. Once called his “favorite book” by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, the Ruby on Rails Tutorial currently has over 150 5-star reviews at Amazon. I’m also (in)famous for creating Tau Day and The Tau Manifesto, which have inspired an international movement dedicated to the proposition that “pi is wrong.” (For example, as a result of The Tau Manifesto, MIT releases their admissions decisions each year at “Tau Time” (6:28 p.m.), and typing tau/2 at Google yields 3.14159…) Finally, I’m a founder of Softcover, a publishing system and sales platform for technical authors, which among other things powers both The Tau Manifesto and the Ruby on Rails Tutorial.

I’m a graduate of Harvard College and have a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, where I studied black hole dynamics and was an award-winning instructor in theoretical and computational physics. I’m also an alumnus of Y Combinator, the entrepreneur program that has produced companies such as Dropbox and Airbnb. (Alas, my own Y Combinator startup was neither Dropbox nor Airbnb.)