How to deploy Vue.js app to Google App Engine with Cloud Build
This is a tutorial on how to publish a vue-cli-3 project to Google App Engine using Cloud build.
**Before you begin, please first create a project on Google Cloud and an App Engine for node.js applications
Step 1. Add app.yaml file
Add app.yaml file with the following code to our Vue.js project root directory
# Serve all static files with urls ending with a file extension
- url: /(.*\..+)$
# catch all handler to index.html
- url: /.*
Step 2. Add cloudbuild.yaml
Add cloudbuild.yaml file with the following code to our Vue.js project root directory
- name: node:10.15.1
- name: node:10.15.1
args: ["run", "build"]
- name: "gcr.io/cloud-builders/gcloud"
args: ["app", "deploy"]
Step 3. Push project to remote repository
Push your Vue.js project to a remote git repository (Github or Bitbucket).
Optionally, you may set up a remote git repository on Google Cloud Repository.
Step 4. Create a cloud build trigger for our remote repository
Google cloud build provides the option to link a build trigger with remote git repositories such as Github or Bitbucket.
In this particular case, we would set our ‘Build Configuration’ to be ‘Cloud Build configuration file (yaml or json)’ when creating our build trigger.
After creating our build trigger, there will be two additional steps to take in order to make the cloud build work!
- Enable the ‘App Engine Admin API’
In your project go to Home, and in the top search bar look for ‘App Engine Admin API’. Enter in and click on the Enable button.
- Add ‘App Engine Admin’ & ‘Cloud Build Service Account’ roles to the cloudbuild service account
In your project go to IAM & admin. Edit the “cloud build service account” (something that looks like firstname.lastname@example.org) and click + ADD ANOTHER ROLE. Choose App Engine => App Engine Admin and Cloud Build => Cloud Build Service Account
In the end it should look something like this:
This will allow automatic deployment of our Vue.js project (based on instructions provided by cloudbuild.yaml) every time we push our project to our remote git repository.
Step 5. Done!
Now you may trigger the cloud build by pushing a new commit to your remote repository or go to your build trigger and hit Run Trigger.
When your cloud build is triggered, you may view the status of the deployment at Cloud Build => History.