A Heroku Goliath Demonstration
This is a little app to demonstrate the power of Heroku's new Cedar platform.
It uses Goliath to stream a response to HTTP requests, keeping connections alive perpetually (with a little message every 29 seconds) and also sending back generated Fibonacci numbers (and it generates from scratch for each new request).
As it runs on Goliath, not only is the response streamed live, but the server is also capable of handling multiple requests using a single dyno (and quite well, too).
Please note that due to the simplistic use of streaming, web browsers won't render any content from the page that this app throws up and you need to use
curl or a similar tool to get at the results.
Set-up as follows:
git clone https://github.com/tekacs/heroku-cedar-streaming-demo.git heroku create --stack cedar <appname> git push heroku master
And that's it. Try getting at the response (be prepared for a flooded terminal) with:
And you can cut off the connection with Ctrl-C.
Incidentally, interesting to see is the speed reported by:
Anyway - have fun!