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Heroku has a vast list of plugins and services that can be added to an instance. These plugins cover things from databases to email systems. This remove the task of having to install services and setting them up manually. Heroku does it all for you. See More
While starting with Heroku is fast and easy, and the first few deployments are actually very fast, larger applications tend to have slower deployments. It takes some time for the dynos to restart and while they are restarting the application is completely offline. Which means that you can lose precious seconds of application time. See More
Getting started with Heroku is very easy. It's a very straightforward procedure and a beginner can set up their first app in two minutes. Often it's just a matter of a couple of git commands and it's all set up and running. The official Heroku docmentation also helps a lot. See More
GAE offers a whole lot of features that can become quite handy once your app starts growing in scale and complexity; a built-in cache service, datastore, fairly advanced path mapping, static hosting and auth configurations, remote data dump features, etc. See More
App Engine natively takes care of authentication and other hectic aspects when it comes to accessing other Google services; you can simply import the SDK modules and do your stuff (e.g. sending out an email, saving a Datastore entry) with one-liners. See More
Google App Engine is very easy to use. All you need to do is install the SDK (which in itself is easy as well, and the documentation is very heplful) and run the command needed depending on the type of project to deploy it. For example, to deploy a golang application, you run golang deploy inside the project folder and it will be automatically deployed. See More