Speeds up development of Alexa Skills, Chatbots and APIs by exposing your functions as local HTTP endpoints and mapping received events.
This plugin exposes Alexa-Skill and HTTP events as local HTTP endpoints, removing the need to deploy every code change to AWS Lambda. You can connect these endpoints to Alexa, Facebook Messenger or other services via forwardhq, ngrok or any other forwarding service.
httpevents as local HTTP endpoints
This package requires node >= 6.0
npm install serverless-local-dev-server --save-dev
serverless.yml configuration example:
provider: name: aws runtime: nodejs6.10 functions: hello: handler: handler.hello events: - alexaSkill - http: GET /hello # Add serverless-local-dev-server to your plugins: plugins: - serverless-local-dev-server # if needed add folder for serving static files if necessary (relative to service path) custom: localDevStaticFolder: path/to/static/files
On default the server listens on port 5005. You can specify another one with the --port argument:
serverless local-dev-server --port 5000
To automatically restart the server when files change, you may use nodemon:
nodemon --exec "serverless local-dev-server" -e "js yml json"
To see responses returned from Lambda and stack traces, prepend SLS_DEBUG=*
SLS_DEBUG=* serverless local-http-server
For example with forwardhq:
In the Configuration pane, select HTTPS as service endpoint type and specify the forwarded endpoint URL.
As method for SSL Certificate validation select My development endpoint is a sub-domain of a domain that has a wildcard certificate from a certificate authority.
Licensed under the MIT license.
Created and maintained by DieProduktMacher.