Heroku is a cloud platform as a service (PaaS) offering owned by Salesforce.com. It started as an offering for Ruby applications only but with time it has matured and evolved, and now with their third generation application stack, Cedar, is a polyglot platform supporting Ruby, Java, Python, Node.js, Clojure and Scala.

This post presents, in a detailed step-by-step approach, first steps working with Heroku platform in Java, and how to adapt an existing Spring with Hibernate application to have it working deployed in Heroku with just small configuration changes.

If you are interested and want to read more, you can read the full post here: http://deors.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/heroku-first-steps/