Hi Francis, thanks so much for doing this AMA! This isn’t necessarily related to Heroku’s remote practices, but more of a big picture question about Heroku’s tech future. I hope you’ll still answer it! (It is an Ask Me Anything, after all. )
The rise of serverless has caught a lot of people by surprise (at least, I was surprised). This is coming at a time when frontend-heavy frameworks are all the rage, and full-on servers are relegated to the role of API, or at best, SSR dummy.
I mention this because when I started using Heroku, about 10 years ago, it was very server-centric, and very Rails-centric. This leads me to my question:
What can you tell me about your plans for the potential of a serverless, frontend-heavy future? How does Heroku not only survive, but thrive, in an ecosystem where a fully configurable backend is neither necessary nor desired?
P.S. I don’t mean to bash Heroku with this admittedly pointed question. I love Heroku – it’s how I got started as a developer! And I’d like to see Heroku thrive well into the '20s, '30s, and beyond.
Best regards, and thanks again!