The very last project I was involved in before leaving Vox is finally live. This new version of The Verge looks awesome and I’m so happy to see it launch.
In order to focus our resources on delivering mission-critical capabilities for customers, we will be phasing out our free plan for Heroku Dynos, free plan for Heroku Postgres, and free plan for Heroku Data for Redis®, as well as deleting inactive accounts.
End of an era. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t had free spaces to experiment and learn web development when I couldn’t afford even the cheapest hosting. And I mean that literally—I got my job at Vox, which allowed me to stay in the United States, because I had my personal website and portfolio, including that old Star Wars in HTML & CSS demo, on a free Heroku account. It makes me sad to see one such space going away.
I’m not sure where I’ll move my Heroku projects (both paid and free), but I’m currently looking at Render and Fly.io as alternatives.
After 25+ years of helping people use and experience the web, Internet Explorer (IE) is officially retired and out of support as of today, June 15, 2022. To many millions of you, thank you for using Internet Explorer as your gateway to the internet.
End of an era.