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Introducing headless Chrome support in Cloud Functions and App Engine | Google Cloud Blog
2018-08-19T19:45:25.2484528Z - / Hacker News
Earlier this year, Google Cloud announced support for the Node.js 8 runtime in the App Engine standard environment. One of the more interesting use cases that was unlocked with the new Node.js runtime for App Engine is the ability to run headless Chrome without having to do any setup or configuration. Now, we're pleased to announce that the Google Cloud Functions and Cloud Functions for Firebase Node.js 8 runtimes have also been upgraded with the OS packages required to run headless Chrome. Headless Chrome lets you take advantage of the modern web platform features from Chromium and the Blink rendering engine too. We have seen developers using headless Chrome for a variety of use cases:

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