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Chalice is a microframework for writing serverless apps in python. It allows you to quickly create and deploy applications that use AWS Lambda. It provides:

  • A command line tool for creating, deploying, and managing your app
  • A decorator based API for integrating with Amazon API Gateway, Amazon S3, Amazon SNS, Amazon SQS, and other AWS services.
  • Automatic IAM policy generation

You can create Rest APIs:

from chalice import Chalice

app = Chalice(app_name="helloworld")

def index():
    return {"hello": "world"}

Tasks that run on a periodic basis:

from chalice import Chalice, Rate

app = Chalice(app_name="helloworld")

# Automatically runs every 5 minutes
@app.schedule(Rate(5, unit=Rate.MINUTES))
def periodic_task(event):
    return {"hello": "world"}

You can connect a lambda function to an S3 event:

from chalice import Chalice

app = Chalice(app_name="helloworld")

# Whenever an object is uploaded to 'mybucket'
# this lambda function will be invoked.

def handler(event):
    print("Object uploaded for bucket: %s, key: %s"
          % (event.bucket, event.key))

As well as an SQS queue:

from chalice import Chalice

app = Chalice(app_name="helloworld")

# Invoke this lambda function whenever a message
# is sent to the ``my-queue-name`` SQS queue.

def handler(event):
    for record in event:
        print("Message body: %s" % record.body)

And several other AWS resources.

Once you’ve written your code, you just run chalice deploy and Chalice takes care of deploying your app.

$ chalice deploy

$ curl https://endpoint/api
{"hello": "world"}

Up and running in less than 30 seconds. Give this project a try and share your feedback with us here on Github.

The documentation is available on readthedocs.

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