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Am I right to hate cloud functions?

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  1. Bringing serverless to containers

    I agree with this sentiment. If indeed your use cases are exceeding what Cloud Functions were made for, then yeah, take a look at App Engine (source-based like Cloud Functions) or Cloud Run (container-based, easier to test locally). Others have mentioned Functions Framework, which gives you that local development/testing, and then you can deploy those to Cloud Run.
  2. A powerful platform to build web and mobile apps that scale automatically.

    I agree with this sentiment. If indeed your use cases are exceeding what Cloud Functions were made for, then yeah, take a look at App Engine (source-based like Cloud Functions) or Cloud Run (container-based, easier to test locally). Others have mentioned Functions Framework, which gives you that local development/testing, and then you can deploy those to Cloud Run.