AWS CodeStar – Spring Boot Microservices

AWS CodeStar is a managed service from AWS that lets us quickly develop, build & deploy various applications across development languages, such as Java, Javascript, PHP, Ruby & Python.


We begin at the CodeStar home page at https://console.aws.amazon.com/codestar/home. Create a New Project and choose the Java Spring Lambda Web Service template:

Enter project name and ID and click Next:

Review project details and create project:

  Select AWS Cloud9 as our code editor and click Next:

Select your preferred instance type and click Next:

We now arrive at our Project Dashboard. Wait for the Cloud9 environment to finish creating. Once that’s done, we need a way to try out our brand new microservice.

 

Add the App Endpoints tile to the Dashboard:

Open the App Endpoint in a new tab to see the output:

{
    "Output": "Hello World!"
}

Let’s try changing this! To get to our code, switch to the IDE tab & click Open IDE:

 

In the IDE, open HelloWorldHandler.java and change ‘Hello World!’ to ‘Hello World 2!’

 

 

Do the same in HelloWorldHandlerTest.java:

 

 

Commit & Push these changes:

 

 

Wait a few minutes for the automated Build & Deployment to finish. Now reopen the App Endpoint to see the change we made:

 

{
    "Output":"Hello World 2!"
}

 

This was a simple example demonstrating the power of CodeStar. The code can be further elaborated to create full-fledged microservices!

 

 

Harish KM is a Cloud Evangelist & a Full Stack Engineer at QloudX. 

He is very passionate about cloud-native solutions & using the best tools for his projects. With 10+ cloud & IT certifications, he is an expert in a multitude of application languages & is up-to-date with all new offerings & services from cloud providers, especially AWS.

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