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DocumentDB API Example

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Amazon DocumentDB Demo Construct


Pypi (Python)

pip install docdbdemo

npm (JavaScript and TypeScript)

npm install @richardhboyd/doc_db_lib



from aws_cdk import (
from docdbdemo import DocDbLib

class MyStack(core.Stack):

    def __init__(self, scope: core.Construct, id: str, **kwargs) -> None:
        super().__init__(scope, id, **kwargs)

        DocDbLib(self, "MyDocDBClient")


import cdk = require('@aws-cdk/core');
import docdbdemo = require('@richardhboyd/doc_db_lib');

export class DocDbClientTsStack extends cdk.Stack {
  constructor(scope: cdk.App, id: string, props?: cdk.StackProps) {
    super(scope, id, props);

    new docdbdemo.DocDbLib(this, "MyDocDBClient");



Deploying the stack will create an Amazon DocumentDB Cluster with one instance in each availability zone created by the CDK's VPC Construct, a Lambda function that can put items into the database and fetch them out again, and an API to send requests to the Lambda Funciton.

The stack will output an APIGateway endpoint that will front the created DocumentDB.

DocDbClientTsStack.MyDocDBClientMyDocDbApiMyDocDBApiEndpoint74609B36 =

Let's look at how we use this new API.

Putting a document in the DocumentDB

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"bestCoder":"@allenmichael", "worstCoder":"singledigit"}' -X POST $API/document

Getting a document out of the database

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" $API/document?bestCoder=@allenmichael

Testing this out we see

$ curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d '{"bestCoder":"@allenmichael", "worstCoder":"@singledigit"}' -X POST $API/document

{"id": "5d7bd032c7866a33171a1261"}

$ curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" $API/document?bestCoder=@allenmichael

{'_id': ObjectId('5d7bcfe6c7866a33171a125f'), 'bestCoder': '@allenmichael', 'worstCoder': '@singledigit'}

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