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What’s the cheapest or free stack solution to deploy and experiment with a realtime application in 2016?

My answer to What’s the cheapest or free stack solution to deploy and experiment with a realtime application in 2016? on Quora

Heroku have a good free tier, and comprehensive support for deploying both Python and Node.js. If you are mainly interested in realtime I would suggest starting out with Node.js on Heroku. Depending on the complexity of your project you might even be able to use raw Node.js without adding something like Express.

Getting Started on Heroku with Node.js

This is What’s the cheapest or free stack solution to deploy and experiment with a realtime application in 2016? by Simon Willison, posted on 16th August 2016.

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