Russell Smith is cofounder and CTO of Rainforest QA.
When I tell other CTOs and engineers that we rely heavily on Heroku to run our business, they invariably have the same reaction: Why? Why not AWS? Are you joking? Have you heard of Google Cloud? Are you an idiot?This happens without fail. With. Out.

Fail.

The argument usually goes something like this: Why pay more for a PaaS when you can build it yourself on Google or AWS—and have it just how you want it? To which I say: Poppycock.

These people are missing the real benefits of PaaS, and perhaps some basic economic sense as well.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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