Getting Started with Bazel

This page contains resources that help you get started with Bazel, including installation steps and container information. It also provides links to tutorials and migration guides.

If you have not already done so, first read the Bazel Overview.

Installation

To install Bazel, see Installing Bazel. If you use Windows, please read also Using Bazel on Windows.

You might also want to integrate Bazel with your IDE.

Bazel container

To try out Bazel inside a Docker container, check out our public Ubuntu Linux (16.04) based Bazel container in Google Cloud Marketplace.

To get started with the Bazel container, check out Getting started with Bazel Docker Container.

Tutorials

To get hands-on with Bazel and understand its core concepts, complete a tutorial:

If you are unsure of how Workspace, Packages, Targets and Rules relate to each other, see Workspaces, packages, and targets.

Once you are familiar with the basics, you can try the rules for other languages.

Migration

To learn how to migrate your project to Bazel, see the appropriate migration guide:

Reference

To further explore Bazel, refer to the following resources: