If you are a developer, you might have used or heard of Heroku.
Heroku is a cloud programming platform designed to help build and deploy online applications.
Founded in 2007, it is now one of the largest PaaS platforms in existence, with hundreds of thousands of customers spread around the world.
It supports six programming languages (through which to develop apps for distribution on the Web) and is based on the Debian operating system or, more recently, Ubuntu (two Linux distributions).
According to a recent update, "Starting October 26, 2022, we will begin deleting inactive accounts and associated storage for accounts that have been inactive for over a year. Starting November 28, 2022, we plan to stop offering free product plans and plan to start shutting down free dynos and data services. We will be sending out a series of email communications to affected users".
Because many people/students/dev have their first experience with deploying an application on Heroku!
And to be honest, the quality of the environment was pretty good, even in terms of analytics.
I am sure many will move to other platforms to deploy their apps. Vercel, Netlify, GitHub Pages are all good options.
Do you know more?