Week of Java: Part 1: Setting Up the Project

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  • shadow

    Gradle plugin to create fat/uber JARs, apply file transforms, and relocate packages for applications and libraries. Gradle version of Maven's Shade plugin.

    Note: **According to Serverless documentation you can use the command **serverless deploy -v. However, with Java-based-projects that’s not true because it needs to create a Fatjar with all the needed requirements (so the command will fail). By default, Serverless will set **shadow** as a dependency in the gradle file for those purposes. The deploy command will generate a build file called -all.jar that is the one that’s going to be uploaded to the AWS Lambda function.

  • Vault

    A tool for secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management

    The last two properties that serverless also provides are environment (where you can define lambda environment variables) and IAM Role Statements. The first property is good if you’re not going to persist critical data. In case of credentials management, it is always better to use a Parameter Store, a vault (like Terraform Vault) or IAM roles (using statements).

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  • Previous Serverless Version 0.5.x

    ⚡ Serverless Framework – Build web, mobile and IoT applications with serverless architectures using AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google CloudFunctions & more! –

    Then I found Serverless Framework, an agnostic and almost out of the box solution for AWS, Google Code, Microsoft Azure and IBM Open Whisk. Serverless came with templates for multiple languages, including Kotlin, and has become the de facto framework for any serverless project. AWS also has an alternative called SAM, however I loved the agnostic and plug-and-play concept from Serverless Framework.

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