Setting Up Your Development Environment

To set up your environment for developing on PHP:

  1. Download, install, and then initialize the Cloud SDK.

    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. Download and install Git for access to code, samples, libraries, and tools in GitHub:

    Download and Install Git

  3. If you don't already have the PHP programming language installed, download and install a version.

    See PHP runtime for a list of the supported versions, or see Custom Runtimes for information about using other PHP versions.

  4. Download and Install PHP

  5. To manage dependencies, download Composer and make sure the Composer executable is installed globally.