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title: Run Express.js on Google App Engine Flexible Environment description: Learn how to deploy a Express.js app to Google App Engine flexible environment. author: jmdobry tags: App Engine, Express.js, Node.js date_published: 2016-01-07


Express.js

Express is a minimal and flexible Node.js web application framework that provides a robust set of features for web and mobile applications.

– expressjs.com

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

Prerequisites

  1. Create a project in the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  2. Enable billing for your project.
  3. Install the Google Cloud SDK.

Prepare

  1. Initialize a package.json file with the following command:

    npm init
    
  2. Install Express.js:

    npm install --save express
    

Create

Create a server.js file with the following contents:

const express = require('express');
const app = express();

app.get('/', (req, res) => {
  res.send('Hello World!');
});

const server = app.listen(8080, () => {
  const host = server.address().address;
  const port = server.address().port;

  console.log(`Example app listening at http://${host}:${port}`);
});

Run

  1. Run the app with the following command:

    npm start
    
  2. Visit http://localhost:8080 to see the Hello World! message.

Deploy

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

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

    gcloud app deploy
    
  3. Visit http://YOUR_PROJECT_ID.appspot.com to see the Hello World! message.

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