Notes on deploying a Pyramid app to Heroku

My first try at deploying a Pyramid app to Heroku's new Python platform took all of 20 minutes, 15 of which were spent figuring out that I needed to pin my application to PasteScript 1.7.3 to use cpwsgi_server and that putting a Python executable in the Procfile's web line seemed to be the key to getting Heroku to understand this was a Python (and not Ruby on Rails) app. I'm sure the Heroku example using Flask can get you up and running in less than 5 minutes. Heroku is probably not news to many of you, but I'm blown away at how easy the Heroku team has made this. Impressive.

My application itself is nothing much. Try out the Greek to modern Latin transliteration scheme used by the Classical Atlas Project and Pleiades at if you like. There's a link to the source of my Pyramid app in the form's page.