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Heroku Named #2 in Bay Area Employee Survey of 'Best Places to Work' Top Cloud PaaS Provider Focuses on Creating Great Culture for Developers

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Business Times has named Heroku #2 on its annual list of 'Best Places to Work' in the Bay Area. San Francisco-based Heroku provides the fastest growing and most widely used Ruby Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) available, letting web application developers concentrate on building, deploying and scaling Ruby applications without having to think about servers or system administration. The "Best Places to Work" list comprises a broad cross section of the region's employers across Bay Area counties and is a joint effort of the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

Employees from almost 500 Bay Area companies participated in an independent, third-party survey that ranks companies based on their employees' ratings of work environment and corporate culture. Heroku was named #2 on the list for companies with 50 employees and under. Heroku received this honor based upon its employees' feedback for the company in a number of areas, including work culture, corporate philosophy, career opportunities, benefits and overall compensation.

Founded by James Lindenbaum, Adam Wiggins, and Orion Henry in 2007, Heroku now has more than 45 employees and has established itself as a leader in cloud PaaS.  In just a few short years, the company spawned from Y Combinator and grew to more than 100,000 applications. It was acquired in early 2011 and retains its own brand and division as a wholly owned subsidiary of San Francisco's salesforce.com.

The complete results of the 2011 poll were published in the April 22, 2011 issue of the San Francisco Business Times.  To learn more about Heroku and sign up for a free account, visit: http://heroku.com/signup.

About Heroku

Heroku is the leading Ruby platform as a service (PaaS) focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Heroku is a passionate and active supporter of Ruby technologies and cloud architecture. Heroku was recently named to the "Dow Jones FASTech 50 Start-ups to Watch" list, recognized as a Gartner 'Cool Vendor in Application Platforms as a Service' in April 2010, named to the Always OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies, and recognized as a 'Best Products of 2009' and 'Best Platform of 2010" by ReadWriteWeb. For more information, please visit http://heroku.com and http://blog.heroku.com or follow Heroku on Twitter at http://twitter.com/heroku.  Heroku is a wholly owned subsidiary of salesforce.com.

Heroku disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Heroku disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.  Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all.  Customers who purchase Heroku applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.

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