Python on Heroku

December 27 2011

We've been experimenting with the new Heroku support for Python and are excited by what we see so far. Having deployed Rails apps to Heroku in the past, we know what a great service it is. That said, there are a few issues we'd like to see addressed. For example, the Django deployment process seems to require a settings.py file in the root of the project so that Heroku can write the required database settings at the end of the file. Like many others we prefer to use a settings module to separate development and production settings. Heroku would not deploy properly until we added a settings.py. Hopefully Heroku will be updated to support this type of configuration.

There have been some great articles recently by Ken Cochrane and Randall Degges on deploying Python and Django to Heroku. Check them out.

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