Getting Started

To build a Sparta application, follow these steps:

  1. go get -u -v https://github.com/mweagle/Sparta/...

  2. Configure your AWS Credentials according to the go SDK docs. The most reliable approach is to use environment variables as in:

    $ env | grep AWS
    AWS_DEFAULT_REGION=us-xxxx-x
    AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    AWS_REGION=us-xxxx-x
    AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    
  3. Create a sample main.go file as in:

    package main
    
    import (
        "context"
        "fmt"
        "os"
    
        "github.com/aws/aws-sdk-go/aws/session"
        sparta "github.com/mweagle/Sparta"
        spartaCF "github.com/mweagle/Sparta/aws/cloudformation"
        "github.com/sirupsen/logrus"
    )
    
    // Standard AWS λ function
    
    func helloWorld(ctx context.Context) (string, error) {
        logger, loggerOk := ctx.Value(sparta.ContextKeyLogger).(*logrus.Logger)
        if loggerOk {
            logger.Info("Accessing structured logger 🙌")
        }
        return "Hello World 👋. Welcome to AWS Lambda! 🙌🎉🍾", nil
    }
    
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    // Main
    func main() {
        lambdaFn, _ := sparta.NewAWSLambda("Hello World",
            helloWorld,
            sparta.IAMRoleDefinition{})
    
        sess := session.Must(session.NewSession())
        awsName, awsNameErr := spartaCF.UserAccountScopedStackName("MyHelloWorldStack",
            sess)
        if awsNameErr != nil {
            fmt.Print("Failed to create stack name\n")
            os.Exit(1)
        }
        var lambdaFunctions []*sparta.LambdaAWSInfo
        lambdaFunctions = append(lambdaFunctions, lambdaFn)
    
        err := sparta.Main(awsName,
            "Simple Sparta HelloWorld application",
            lambdaFunctions,
            nil,
            nil)
        if err != nil {
            os.Exit(1)
        }
    }
    
  4. Build with go run main.go provision --s3Bucket YOUR_S3_BUCKET_NAME where YOUR_S3_BUCKET_NAME is an S3 bucket to which your account has write privileges.

The following Example Service section provides more details regarding how Sparta transforms your application into a self-deploying service.