Build and deploy a Java service

Learn how to create a simple Hello World application, package it into a container image, upload the container image to Container Registry, and then deploy the container image to Cloud Run. You can use other languages in addition to the ones shown.


For step-by-step guidance on this task directly in Cloud Shell Editor, click Guide me:

Guide me


The following sections take you through the same steps as clicking Guide me.

Before you begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Cloud account. If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how our products perform in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  4. Install and initialize the Cloud SDK.

Writing the sample application

To write an application in Java:

Create a Spring Boot application.

  1. From the console, create a new empty web project using the cURL and unzip commands:

    curl https://start.spring.io/starter.zip \
        -d dependencies=web \
        -d javaVersion=1.8 \
        -d bootVersion=2.3.3.RELEASE \
        -d name=helloworld \
        -d artifactId=helloworld \
        -d baseDir=helloworld \
        -o helloworld.zip
    unzip helloworld.zip
    cd helloworld
    

    This creates a Spring Boot project.

    To use the above cURL command on Microsoft Windows, you'll need one of following command lines, or optionally use the Spring Initializr (configuration preloaded) to generate the project:

  2. Update the HelloworldApplication class in src/main/java/com/example/helloworld/HelloworldApplication.java by adding a @RestController to handle the / mapping and also add a @Value field to provide the NAME environment variable:

    
    package com.example.helloworld;
    
    import org.springframework.beans.factory.annotation.Value;
    import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
    import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
    import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
    import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
    
    @SpringBootApplication
    public class HelloworldApplication {
    
      @Value("${NAME:World}")
      String name;
    
      @RestController
      class HelloworldController {
        @GetMapping("/")
        String hello() {
          return "Hello " + name + "!";
        }
      }
    
      public static void main(String[] args) {
        SpringApplication.run(HelloworldApplication.class, args);
      }
    }
  3. Set the server port to be defined by the PORT environment variable in the application.properties:

    server.port=${PORT:8080}

This code creates a basic web server that listens on the port defined by the PORT environment variable.

Your app is finished and ready to be deployed.

Deploying to Cloud Run from source

Important: This quickstart assumes that you have owner or editor roles in the project you are using for the quickstart. Otherwise, refer to Cloud Run deployment permissions, Cloud Build permissions, and Artifact Registry permissions for the permissions required.

To deploy the container image:

  1. Deploy from source using the following command:

    gcloud run deploy

    If prompted to enable the API, Reply y to enable.

    1. When you are prompted for the source code location, press Enter to deploy the current folder.

    2. When you are prompted for the service name, press Enter to accept the default name, helloworld.

    3. If you are prompted to enable the Artifact Registry API, respond by pressing 'y'.

    4. When you are prompted for region: select the region of your choice, for example us-central1.

    5. You will be prompted to allow unauthenticated invocations: respond y .

    Then wait a few moments until the deployment is complete. On success, the command line displays the service URL.

  2. Visit your deployed service by opening the service URL in a web browser.

Cloud Run locations

Cloud Run is regional, which means the infrastructure that runs your Cloud Run services is located in a specific region and is managed by Google to be redundantly available across all the zones within that region.

Meeting your latency, availability, or durability requirements are primary factors for selecting the region where your Cloud Run services are run. You can generally select the region nearest to your users but you should consider the location of the other Google Cloud products that are used by your Cloud Run service. Using Google Cloud products together across multiple locations can affect your service's latency as well as cost.

Cloud Run is available in the following regions:

Subject to Tier 1 pricing

  • asia-east1 (Taiwan)
  • asia-northeast1 (Tokyo)
  • asia-northeast2 (Osaka)
  • europe-north1 (Finland) leaf icon Low CO2
  • europe-west1 (Belgium) leaf icon Low CO2
  • europe-west4 (Netherlands)
  • us-central1 (Iowa) leaf icon Low CO2
  • us-east1 (South Carolina)
  • us-east4 (Northern Virginia)
  • us-west1 (Oregon) leaf icon Low CO2

Subject to Tier 2 pricing

  • asia-east2 (Hong Kong)
  • asia-northeast3 (Seoul, South Korea)
  • asia-southeast1 (Singapore)
  • asia-southeast2 (Jakarta)
  • asia-south1 (Mumbai, India)
  • asia-south2 (Delhi, India)
  • australia-southeast1 (Sydney)
  • australia-southeast2 (Melbourne)
  • europe-central2 (Warsaw, Poland)
  • europe-west2 (London, UK)
  • europe-west3 (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • europe-west6 (Zurich, Switzerland) leaf icon Low CO2
  • northamerica-northeast1 (Montreal) leaf icon Low CO2
  • northamerica-northeast2 (Toronto)
  • southamerica-east1 (Sao Paulo, Brazil) leaf icon Low CO2
  • us-west2 (Los Angeles)
  • us-west3 (Las Vegas)
  • us-west4 (Salt Lake City)

If you already created a Cloud Run service, you can view the region in the Cloud Run dashboard in the Cloud Console.

Congratulations! You have just deployed a container image from source code to Cloud Run. Cloud Run automatically and horizontally scales out your container image to handle the received requests, then scales in when demand decreases. You only pay for the CPU, memory, and networking consumed during request handling.

Clean up

Removing your test project

While Cloud Run does not charge when the service is not in use, you might still be charged for storing the container image in Artifact Registry. You can delete your image or delete your Cloud project to avoid incurring charges. Deleting your Cloud project stops billing for all the resources used within that project.

  1. In the Cloud Console, go to the Manage resources page.

    Go to Manage resources

  2. In the project list, select the project that you want to delete, and then click Delete.
  3. In the dialog, type the project ID, and then click Shut down to delete the project.

What's next

For more information on building a container from code source and pushing to a repository, see: