Setting Up Your Development Environment

To set up your environment for developing on Custom Runtime:

  1. Download, install, and then initialize the Cloud SDK. If you already have the Cloud SDK installed, run the gcloud components update command to update to the latest release.

    The Cloud SDK provides you the gcloud command-line tooling for deploying and managing your apps.

    By downloading, you agree to be bound by the Terms that govern use of the Cloud SDK for App Engine.

    Download and Install the Cloud SDK

  2. To locally test and run your App Engine custom runtime apps, download and install Docker:

    Download and Install Docker

  3. Don't forget to set up your environment. For example, install a version of your custom runtime and your preferred tooling.

Installing optional tools