Deploying without aqueduct serve (VM)

You may also run Aqueduct applications with a standalone script, instead of aqueduct serve. In fact, aqueduct serve creates a temporary Dart script to run the application. If you created your application with aqueduct create, a standalone already exists in your project named bin/main.dart.

A sample script looks like this:

import 'dart:async';
import 'dart:io';

import 'package:aqueduct/aqueduct.dart';
import 'package:my_application/my_application.dart';

Future main() async {
  var app = new Application<MyApplicationChannel>()
    ..options.port = 8888
    ..options.configurationFilePath = "config.yaml";

  await app.start(numberOfInstances: 3);    

This script can be used in place of aqueduct serve, but you must configure all ApplicationOptions in this script and not through the CLI.