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Run a LoopBack Node.js app on App Engine flexible environment

Author(s): @jmdobry ,   Published: 2017-11-02

Contributed by Google employees.

You can check out Node.js and Google Cloud to get an overview of Node.js itself and learn ways to run Node.js apps on Google Cloud.


  1. Create a project in the Cloud Console.
  2. Enable billing for your project.
  3. Install the Cloud SDK.
  4. Prepare your environment for Node.js development

Prepare the app

  1. Install the LoopBack command-line interface:

    npm install -g loopback-cli
  2. Follow the LoopBack Getting Started guide to create a LoopBack app.

Deploy the app

  1. Create an app.yaml file with the following content:

    runtime: nodejs
    env: flex
  2. Run the following command to deploy your app:

    gcloud app deploy
  3. View the deployed app:

    gcloud app browse

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