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package and zip lambdas then run terraform.

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Spin & Heave uses the lambdaci docker image to package and zip a lambda package. If you do not already have the docker image, docker will attempt to download it. After this is done, S&H will run terraform apply (can be skipped with a flag).

With null resources, etags, triggers, and source code hashes, it almost feels like you could use terraform as an end-to-end deployment tool for lambda. You could make a change to your function code, and when you ran apply terraform would spot the change in the hash or etag, and everything (including your infrastructure) would update accordingly. To it's credit, you can almost get it working with just pure terraform. But as my friend Gus said, "when you first get a hammer everything looks like a nail." and Terraform isn't an all powerful hammer for deployment and everything. For example, it shouldn't be used to create build artifacts, as apparentlymart makes clear in several git issues.

Spin & Heave is one solution (of many). Instead of running terraform apply and using null resources to build and zip, I use S&H, which leverages docker to build and zip everything, then apply changes in terraform. My terraform code simply refers to the zip S&H created. If the zip has changed terraform will upload a new zip to either lambda, or s3, and then redeploy the lambda function.


positional arguments:
  source                the directory with your lambda code in it
                        $ spin-and-heave lambda
                        where `lambda` is the dir including the python lambda code and requirements
                        for more information:

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -r RUNTIME, --runtime RUNTIME
                        optional. define a runtime.
                        python: `python3.6`
                        nodejs: `nodejs10.x` with the --node [-js] flag
  -bc BUILD, --build BUILD
                        optional. define a build command.
                        python: `pip install --progress-bar off -r requirements.txt -t .`
                        nodejs: `npm install --production` with the --node [-js] flag
  -x EXCLUDE, --exclude EXCLUDE
                        optional. exclude files and directories from the zip file.
                        uses zip command -x flag conventions.
                        example: `spin-and-heave lambda -x file.jpg -x docker/\*`
  -js, --node           deploy node.
  -s, --skip            skip terraform apply.
  -i, --init            init terraform before running apply.
  -a, --approve         run terraform apply with `auto-approve` flag
  -v, --version         show program's version number and exit


$ spin-and-heave -h

show spin-and-heave help page.

$ spin-and-heave lambda_project

where "lambda_project" is the directory with your python lambda files. this will run the lambdaci docker image for the runtime python3.6 then save the zip file (in this case "") in your current working directory

$ spin-and-heave lambda_project -s

skip terraform apply

$ spin-and-heave lambda_project -ai

run terraform init before applying [-i], also run terraform apply with -auto-approve flag [-a]
useful for CI/CD

$ spin-and-heave lambda_project -js

spin and heave a node lambda package, defaults to nodejs10.x this will run "npm install --production" instead of "pip install"

$ spin-and-heave lambda_project -r python3.7

alternatively, use custom runtimes. The runtime you pick will use the lambdaci docker image with that runtime as a tag
NOTE: at this point any runtime besides node and python also require a build command.

$ spin-and-heave lambda_project -r ruby2.5 -bc "bundle install --deployment"

an example using ruby, which includes a build command.
NOTE: at this point any runtime besides node and python also require a build command.

$ spin-and-heave lambda_project -js -x file.jpg -x docker/\*

spin and heave a node lambda package, excluding file.jpg and a directory called docker from the zip

for an example terraform/lambda setup to play with see:


$ pip install spin-and-heave


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