Blackfire on Heroku

By Fabien Potencier, on Feb 25, 2015

Back in December, we announced that Blackfire was available in the official Heroku PHP buildpack, making it really easy to configure the Blackfire profiler for your applications hosted on Heroku.

Since then, we’ve worked on integrating Blackfire as a proper add-on. That makes enabling Blackfire a matter of selecting an app in a form, or a matter of typing this command in any Heroku app directory:

heroku addons:add blackfire

There is one caveat due to the way Heroku works though. After adding the Blackfire add-on, youmust push an update to your application (a simple git commit --allow-empty -m"enabling Blackfire" will do.)

If you host an application on Heroku, test the new Blackfire add-on and tell us if it works for you.

Happy Heroku profiling!

Fabien Potencier

Fabien Potencier is the CEO and founder of He founded the Symfony project in 2004 as he constantly looked for better ways to build websites. Fabien is also the creator of several other Open-Source projects, a writer, a blogger, a speaker at international conferences, and the happy father of two wonderful kids.