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title: Run Kraken.js on Google App Engine Flexible Environment description: Learn how to deploy a Kraken.js app to Google App Engine flexible environment. author: jmdobry tags: App Engine, Kraken.js, Node.js date_published: 2017-01-10


Kraken is a secure and scalable layer that extends Express.js by providing structure and convention.

– krakenjs.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.


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


  1. Install the Kraken.js CLI and supporting tools:

    npm install -g yo generator-kraken bower grunt-cli
  2. Create a new Kraken.js project (this may take a moment):

    yo kraken
  3. Change directory into the new project:

    cd testProject


  1. Run the app with the following command:

    npm start
  2. Visit http://localhost:8000 to see the new project's home page.


  1. Run the following command to deploy your app:

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

Note: When the the Kraken.js app is deployed it will automatically switch to production mode and listen on the correct port.
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