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Deploy Vue.js on Google Cloud Run

valentinprgnd profile image Valentin Prugnaud 🦊 (he / him) Originally published at whatdafox.com on ・3 min read

Repository: WhatDaFox/vuejs-cloud-run-poc

Configure Google Cloud

To be able to build and deploy, you will need a Google Cloud project, with a billing account set up, as well as
the Google Cloud CLI installed.

Then you will need to create a configuration for your project:

$ gcloud config configurations create cloud-run
$ gcloud auth login # and follow the steps
$ gcloud config set project YOUR_PROJECT_ID
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Create the project

$ npm i -g @vue/cli
$ vue create cloud-run
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Vue CLI creates a Single Page Application type of project, so I needed to install serve to serve the project after the build.

To install serve, run:

$ npm install --save-dev serve
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I had to update the package.json file with the "start" script, like so:

"scripts": {
    ...,
    "start": "serve -p $PORT dist/",
}
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Now we are ready to create the Dockerfile.

Create the Dockerfile

Now we can build the app and run the start command.

# Use the official lightweight Node.js 12 image.
# https://hub.docker.com/_/node
FROM node:12-alpine

ENV PORT=8080

# Create and change to the app directory.
WORKDIR /usr/src/app

RUN set -ex && \
    adduser node root && \
    chmod g+w /app && \
    apk add --update --no-cache \
      g++ make python \
      openjdk8-jre

# Copy application dependency manifests to the container image.
# A wildcard is used to ensure both package.json AND package-lock.json are copied.
# Copying this separately prevents re-running npm install on every code change.
COPY package*.json ./

# Install production dependencies.
RUN npm ci

# Copy local code to the container image.
COPY . ./

RUN npm run build

# Run the web service on container startup.
CMD [ "npm", "run", "start" ]
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Build & Deploy

Now, we can use Cloud Build to build our docker image. Cloud Build will automatically detect our Dockerfile, build,
and push our image in Google Container Registry:

$ gcloud builds submit --tag gcr.io/YOUR_PROJECT/helloworld
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Once that's done, we can run the following command to deploy our new revision to Cloud Run:

$ gcloud run deploy --image gcr.io/YOUR_PROJECT/helloworld --platform managed
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Benchmark

When testing, I ran a small (to avoid crazy costs) benchmark with Apache Benchmark.

Here is the command I ran:

$ ab -n 1000 -c 80 https://cloud-run-url/
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Here are the results:

This is ApacheBench, Version 2.3 <$Revision: 1843412 $>
Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/
Licensed to The Apache Software Foundation, http://www.apache.org/

Benchmarking helloworld-2fjcn3qpbq-uw.a.run.app (be patient)
Completed 100 requests
Completed 200 requests
Completed 300 requests
Completed 400 requests
Completed 500 requests
Completed 600 requests
Completed 700 requests
Completed 800 requests
Completed 900 requests
Completed 1000 requests
Finished 1000 requests


Server Software:        Google
Server Hostname:        helloworld-2fjcn3qpbq-uw.a.run.app
Server Port:            443
SSL/TLS Protocol:       TLSv1.2,ECDHE-RSA-CHACHA20-POLY1305,2048,256
Server Temp Key:        ECDH X25519 253 bits
TLS Server Name:        helloworld-2fjcn3qpbq-uw.a.run.app

Document Path:          /
Document Length:        746 bytes

Concurrency Level:      80
Time taken for tests:   8.671 seconds
Complete requests:      1000
Failed requests:        0
Total transferred:      1272004 bytes
HTML transferred:       746000 bytes
Requests per second:    115.33 [#/sec] (mean)
Time per request:       693.656 [ms] (mean)
Time per request:       8.671 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent requests)
Transfer rate:          143.26 [Kbytes/sec] received

Connection Times (ms)
              min  mean[+/-sd] median   max
Connect:       49  391 156.9    370     888
Processing:    32  252 106.9    285     878
Waiting:       28  198 101.0    185     876
Total:        313  643 204.8    620    1398

Percentage of the requests served within a certain time (ms)
  50%    620
  66%    703
  75%    734
  80%    790
  90%    898
  95%   1054
  98%   1136
  99%   1194
 100%   1398 (longest request)
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Conclusion

Really easy to deploy VueJS on Cloud Run and the performances aren't bad, even with a cold start.

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