The other day Salesforce Workbench was having issues. Generally it kept returning errors and SOQL queries took forever and timed out. Now Salesforce Workbech is a LAMP app that runs on Heroku and it turns out it is actually possible to deploy your own instance on Heroku using a simple Heroku Button. To do this simply follow the below steps (you need to have an account but if you don’t simply sign up):
- Go to the project page at https://elements.heroku.com/buttons/jdrishe/salesforce-workbench
- Click the Deploy to Heroku button (use the button on the bottom and not the one on the top right as the one on the top right deploys and older version)
- Log into the deployed app (remember to add your security token after the password but I guess you knew that!!) and you are done!
Now you have your own instance of Salesforce Workbench running on Heroku. So nice. Below is a small video I recorded showing the actual steps and realtime – just over a minute and you have your own instance! Boom!!