Setting up your development environment

Use the following steps to set up your local environment for developing and deploying your App Engine services:

  1. Install the latest release of Node.js. See Node.js Runtime Environment for a list of the supported versions.

  2. Install and initialize the gcloud CLI for deploying and managing your apps. If you already have the gcloud CLI installed and initialized, run the gcloud components update command to update to the latest release.

    By downloading, you agree to be bound by the Terms that govern use of the gcloud CLI for App Engine.

Optional tools:

  • Install Git for access to code, samples, libraries, and tools in the Google Cloud GitHub repository.

  • The npm package manager is usually installed alongside Node.js, but you also have the option to install the Yarn package manager as an alternative.

  • Install nvm to easily manage your Node.js and npm installations.

    If you use Windows, see nvm-windows.

  • Install your preferred tooling or framework, for example you can use the Express.js framework.