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A serverless react boilerplate for offline development

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Sample Todo App

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  • Java Runtime Engine (JRE) version 6.x or newer to run dynamodb locally.


  • Support serverless v1.26.0
  • Support offline development with dynamodb, lambda and API Gateway
  • Support local dynamodb seeds/migrations
  • Build automation in client and server to ease local development
  • Deploy to multiple API Services
  • Use of Environment variables
  • Lambda CRUD operations for a Todo application with live reload
  • React web application to utilize the API

How to develop and test offline?

We have used serverless-offline plugin and serverless-dynamodb-local plugin in this boilerplate. You can declare your table templates and seeds in api/todo/offline/migrations/ folder just like the todo.json template. When you spin up the offline server, these tables will be used as the datasources for your lambda functions.

Production vs Offline

Thanks to the offline plugin's environment variable IS_OFFLINE we can select between local dynamodb and aws dynamodb.

var dynamodbOfflineOptions = {
        region: "localhost",
        endpoint: "http://localhost:8000"
    isOffline = () => process.env.IS_OFFLINE;

var client = isOffline() ? new AWS.DynamoDB.DocumentClient(dynamodbOfflineOptions) :  new AWS.DynamoDB.DocumentClient();

Directory structure

|  |──todo
|  |  |──lib
|  |  |  |──todo.js
|  |  |  |──helper.js
|  |  |  |──response.js
|  |  |──handler.js
|  |  |──database
|  |  |──dynamodb.js
|  |  |──offline
|  |  |  |──migrations
|  |  |  |  |──todo.yml
|  |  |  |  |──todo-seed.json
|  |  |──config.yml
|  |  |──serverless.yml
|  |  |──package.json
|  |──src
|  |  |──components
|  |  |──index.js
|  |──public
|  |  |──index.html
|  |──package.json

Installation & Usage

  • Clone this repo.
  • Make sure AWS credentials are setup properly. Otherwise refer this document
  aws configure --profile peter
  • Add the aws cli profile name and region on to serverless.yml file located at /api/todo/serverless.yml
  name: aws
  runtime: nodejs6.10
  profile: peter
  stage: dev
  region: eu-west-2
  • Install serverless globally
 npm i -g serverless
  • Install project dependencies. cd serverless-react-boilerplate and type,
  npm install 
  • Install dynamodb local. (Make sure you have Java runtime 6.x or newer)
  npm run db-setup
  • Run the app with the local server
  npm run app
  • Browser will open the todo app at http://localhost:3001

Deploying to AWS

When you are ready to deploy your database and api to AWS, you can create multiple APIGateways for different service level stages. For example you can create "dev" and "production" stages. When you deploy to a specific stage, it will create a separate database tables for that stage.

Following command will deploy your lambda functions and APIGateway onto 'prod' stage.

cd api
cd todo
serverless deploy --stage prod

If you want to test your React app with the online API and Database, you may have to change the, BASE_URL of the react app found in web/src/App.js. Change its value from http://localhost:3000 to your APIGateway uri.

Application Secrets Keys

You can define application secret keys in config.yml file. For example if you need to have a database connection string and use it in your lambda function, define it as follows.

  DB_STRING: <my-db-connection-string>

Then in the serverless.yml file,

  DB_STRING: ${file(./config.yml):${self:custom.stage}.DB_STRING}

This will corretly select the DB_STRING corresponding to the defined stage.

You should NOT commit config.yml to your version control system

Deploying react web app

Once you have setup a S3 bucket with static web hosting enabled you can simply build your react app and deploy to that bucket. Make sure to change BASE_URL to refer your production APIGateway endpoint.

On the root level package.json file add that bucket name and your AWS profile name on the deploy-s3 task. After that run the following command.

  npm run deploy-s3

See following vidoes for a step by step guide to create a s3 bucket and configure static web hosting.

Video 01 - Hosting a website on AWS with S3, CloudFront and Route53

Video 02 - Hosting Angular, React and Vue.js applications on AWS


Your contributions are much appriciated.

Release Log

  • Release v4.1.0 - Updated boilerplate to support Lambda Proxy
  • Release v4.0.0 - Added support for serverless@1.x
  • Release v3.0.0 - Added environment variables for database table names & Feature to deploy in multiple APIGateway service level stages.
  • Release v2.2.0 - Added foundation css framework for the react client
  • Release v2.1.1 - Improvements in react web app
  • Release v2.0.1 - Dynamodb local table creation bug fix
  • Release v2.0.0 - Added support for serverless v1.0 and Issues #24 #25
  • Release v1.0.3 - Fixed local dynamobd get packaged for deployment
  • Release v1.0.2 - Added support for serverless@1.0.0-rc.2





A serverless react boilerplate for offline development

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