Hello world Lambda

Hello world Lambda

In this post we will use AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) to create and deploy a simple Lambda function written in Java.


  • Java 8 JDK installed
  • Maven installed
  • SAM CLI installed
  • Docker installed

Create project

sam init -r java8 -n hello_world_lambda

Build and test local

Change to the newly created directory hello_world_lambda.

sam build
sam local invoke --event events/event.json

Package and deploy

sam package --output-template-file packaged.yaml --s3-bucket existing_bucket_name
sam deploy --template-file packaged.yaml --stack-name hello-world-lambda --capabilities CAPABILITY_IAM

Test remote

Get the API Gateway endpoint url

aws cloudformation describe-stacks --stack-name hello-world-lambda

Invoke API

curl endpoint url


aws cloudformation delete-stack --stack-name hello-world-lambda
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