AWS SAM provides you with a command line tool, the AWS SAM CLI, that makes it easy for you to create and manage serverless applications. It particularly makes easy the scaffolding of a new project, as it creates the initial skeleton of a hello world application, so you can use it as a baseline and continue building your project from there.
Run the following command to scaffold a new project:
It will prompt for project configuration parameters:
1to select AWS Quick Start Templates
12to select the Java 8 runtime
1to select maven
sam-appfor project name
1to select the Hello World Example
This command supports cookiecutter templates, so you could write your own custom scaffolding templates and specify them using the location flag, For example: sam init –location git+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/aws-samples/cookiecutter-aws-sam-python.git.
You should see a new folder
sam-app created with a basic Hello World scaffolding.
If you are interested in learning more about initializing SAM projects, you can find the full reference for the
sam init command in the SAM CLI reference.