a command-line utility to deploy Python packages to Lambda functions
drover: a command-line utility to deploy Python packages to AWS Lambda functions
This utility aims to provide a simple, repeatable, and efficient process for deploying a Python package as a Lambda.
To encourage separating infrequently changing Python dependencies in a separate
"requirements" layer, by default
drover requires a list of regular expressions
to define which files to include in the Lambda function; all other files are
placed in a requirements layer that is then attached to the Lambda function.
drover generates and stores hashes for both the Lambda function and the
requirements layer. This allows
drover to avoid redundantly updating the
Lambda function and/or requirements layer if no package contents have changed.
As much as possible,
drover avoids altering existing infrastructure.
Infrastructure utilities such as
Terraform may be used to create a
Lambda and manage its surrounding resources and
drover may be used to update
the Lambda function as well as its layers.
This utility is continuously unit tested on a GNU/Linux system with Python 3.6, 3.7, and 3.8.
drover.yml settings file demonstrates how to configure a
staging stage that may be used to deploy a Python package to a Lambda named
basic-lambda in the
stages: staging: region_name: us-east-1 function_name: basic-lambda compatible_runtime: python3.8 function_file_patterns: - '^basic_lambda.*' function_extra_paths: - instance upload_bucket: region_name: us-east-1 bucket_name: drover-examples
compatible_runtime value will be used to define the compatible runtime for
both the requirements layer (if present) and the Lambda function.
While processing files from the install path (see:
--install-path below), any
files matching regular expressions defined in the
will be included in the function; any remaining files will be included in the
function_extra_paths list may contain additional paths to include in the
function layer archive; non-absolute paths will be relative to the current
upload_bucket map may provide a S3 Bucket name and its associated region
for use when uploading Lambda function and layer archive files.
Command line interface
Assuming a Python package exists in the
basic_lambda directory, the following
commands demonstrate a simple Lambda deploy with
pip install --target install basic_lambda drover --install-path install staging
Assuming the Lambda is not already up to date,
drover will attempt to upload
the latest source and update the Lambda function:
Requirements digest: None Function digest: 0b37cf78f6ad4c137fb1f77751c0c0e759dd2d6c515937d33fae435b9e091f72 Skipping requirements upload Uploading function archive... Failed to upload function archive to bucket; falling back to direct file upload. Updating function resource... Updated function "basic-lambda" resource; size: 1.78 KiB; ARN: arn:aws:lambda:us-east-1:977874552542:function:basic-lambda
For more examples, see the examples directory.
How to contribute
Contributions are welcome in the form of inquiries, issues, and pull requests.
Initialize a development environment by executing
nox -s dev-3.8; the
utility will be installed in the
.nox/dev-3-8 Python virtual environment
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