Deploying Node.js on GCP
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Deploying Node.js on GCP

A Comprehensive Guide to Deploying Node.js on Google Cloud Platform

About the Book

In this book, journey with me as I guide you through how to deploy a Node.js application (a sample Bookshelf Express app) on GCP to App EngineCloud Functions (yes, Express on Cloud Functions!), Cloud RunCompute Engine, and Kubernetes Engine

I walk through deployment steps, as well as debugging and solving deployment issues to make the deployment work. I point out pitfalls and gotchas to be wary of. I also give tips on how to optimize and secure your deployments on GCP.

The book's sample code is available at

Chapters include:

  • Sample Node.js Bookshelf App
  • Operations and CI/CD
  • Deploy Node.js to App Engine
  • Deploy Node.js to Cloud Functions
  • Dockerizing Node.js Applications
  • Deploy Node.js to Cloud Run
  • Deploy Node.js to Compute Engine
  • Deploy Node.js to GKE

Sections in each Chapter include:

  • Introduction
  • Advantages of X
  • Disadvantages of X
  • Use Cases for X
  • Deploy on X
  • Deploy with Cloud Build
  • Logging and Monitoring in X
  • Optimizing X
  • Securing X
  • X interoperability with other clouds
  • When to choose X
  • When to not choose X
  • Summary

(Replace X with App Engine, Cloud Functions, Cloud Run, Compute Engine, or GKE)

About the Author

Jonathan Lin
Jonathan Lin

I am a Google Cloud enthusiast and Software Engineer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am also a GCP-certified Professional Cloud Architect, Professional Data Engineer, and Associate Cloud Engineer.

As of 2020, I have close to 8 years of professional software development experience, though not always as an employee. I mainly write code in JavaScript, Go, and Ruby. All my products and websites are architected and hosted in Google Cloud; I practice what I preach.

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