How Postman and Google Cloud Build helps you ship Cloud Functions faster!

Google Cloud Platform


Google Cloud Build

Create your first project in GCP

Let's define our API

# install dependencies
> npm i
# run the local server to host the backend
> npm start

Create unit tests

npm run test:unit

Create a collection using Postman

  • First of all, I created an Environment and store the localhost asurl
  • I created a Collection
  • Added a Get request in the Collection and used the url param defined in the Environment
  • Defined a few tests using intuitive pm helper provide by Postman Runtime
  • Finally, hit the request and verify the run results

Deploy the Cloud Function from the local machine

gcloud functions deploy myWebsiteBackend --trigger-http --runtime nodejs10

Create the Cloud Build configuration

Setup the Trigger for Cloud Build

  • Go to your GCP console and select the Cloud Build Trigger from the side menu.
  • Create a New Trigger
  • Select the Github Repository and explicitly select the Cloud Build configuration
  • Now, provide the user substitution variable value. Provide the hosted URL as :
  • Save the trigger

You are all set now

Send the Build notification to Slack

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Abhinaba Ghosh

Abhinaba Ghosh

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