A long due update to the Heroku PHP buildpack —which adds support for modern PHP development— is now in public beta. Their Devcenter Article has more info.
You know what’s really awesome about it? You can require
heroku/heroku-buildpack-php in your Composer dev requirements and run
your apps locally with a
Procfile and Foreman, just like every other
supported language on Heroku.
Congrats David Zülke!
PSA: Once the official PHP buildpack is stable, I plan to no longer support my own PHP buildpack.