Today I moved my domians from Amazon to Heroku. Partly because I am cheap and like the free hosting that Heroku provides but also because my needs have changed and I wanted to try something new. Over the past 11 years, I have moved from dedicated hardware in my then San Franscisco loft, to colocated hardware in East Bay data centers. Later transitioned to several VPS solutions and then to Amazon Cloud. I have been very happy with the Amazon Web Services however I no longer need a true shell enviornment as I have that locally. As I learn more about Heroku I will post updates here.
I decided to take a trial run of Octopress running on Heroku. I am mildly impressed with both the workflow and publishing method. Octopress uses Jeykll, a static site generator writen in Ruby and converts Markdown to HTML. I have been familier with Markdown for several years now but really never dove into it. Primarly because I am not a developer I just never saw the value in it. I am now a convert.