Setting Up Your Development Environment

To set up your environment for developing on Python:

  1. Download and install the latest release of Python.

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

  2. 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

Installing optional tools