LocalStack – A fully functional local AWS cloud stack

At work we’ve been using several separate docker images – such as instructure/fake-s3 and airdock/fake-sqs, orchestrated by docker-compose – to run a few of the Amazon Web Services locally.

LocalStack provides the whole lot in one:

LocalStack provides an easy-to-use test/mocking framework for developing Cloud applications. Currently, the focus is primarily on supporting the AWS cloud stack. LocalStack spins up the following core Cloud APIs on your local machine:

  • API Gateway
  • Kinesis
  • DynamoDB
  • DynamoDB Streams
  • Elasticsearch
  • S3
  • Firehose
  • Lambda
  • SNS
  • SQS
  • Redshift

LocalStack – A fully functional local AWS cloud stack →

If you’re looking to emulate Lambda, this article is also worth checking out.

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