Thanks for the breakdown :)

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 2:54:27 PM UTC+3, Ani Hatzis wrote:
> Maybe Cloud Functions will be added to Choosing a Computing Option 
> <> once it gets 
> out of beta?
> In general I would say, that Cloud Functions (almost no control, focus on 
> code) is on the opposite side of Compute Engine (full control, lots of 
> DIY). Compared to App Engine, GCF is "even more serverless", probably more 
> suitable for small jobs, rather than fully fledged web apps / API backends. 
> GAE comes with different scalability options and version/traffic 
> management, and I believe that automated testing and deployment of an app 
> with dozens of endpoints, maybe hundreds, is easier with such features. 
> (Although Testing and CI/CD 
> <> is 
> possible with GCF).
> On the other hand, if you want to build just a few functions to accompany 
> Firebase, or utility functions for Cloud Storage, or integrate (GCP) 
> resources through Pub/Sub and light-weight computing, then GCF might be the 
> better option.
> With the rise of microservice architecture, GCF might become an excellent 
> compute option for microservices, too. However, it's still in beta, and I 
> believe that a few features are missing yet that would go a long way here: 
> Google-managed SSL with custom domains, builtin client authentication, and 
> better control of versions (or traffic migration). AFAIK, App Engine's Task 
> Queue API is promoted to a stand-alone product, Memcache, too. Add Storage 
> and Datastore to the mix and I see that GCF can become a reasonable 
> alternative to GAE in more use-cases.
> Of course, a rather different roadmap for GCF could be to somehow merge 
> GCF with its cousin from the Google apps family, Google Apps Script, but I 
> don't expect that to happen.
> On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:23:13 AM UTC+2, David Komer wrote:
>> Just to bump this - the linked docs are great for comparing between App 
>> Engine Standard and Flexible, but it doesn't really address Cloud Functions.
>> It would be helpful to have a comparison / best-practices guideline for 
>> choosing between Cloud Functions and App Engine
>> On Saturday, 30 June 2018 21:30:19 UTC+3, George (Cloud Platform Support) 
>> wrote:
>>> If your intention is to deploy a full-fledged app, you have the choice 
>>> between the Standard Environment and Flexible. The "Choosing an App Engine 
>>> Environment" online document 
>>> <> 
>>> should help you in taking the decision best suited to your needs. In both 
>>> cases, the managed environment works transparently in ensuring that your 
>>> desired functionality is there. You can configure your app specifying how 
>>> its services scale. Instances are created or stopped in response to 
>>> traffic. You may have a look at the "How Instances are Managed" page 
>>> <>
>>> for more information. 
>>> Cloud Endpoints is a distributed API management system, not suitable 
>>> for a priority job queue. 

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