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You have an Express application with DynamoDB database and want to set up continuous integration and deployment? This article for you.

Setting up a testing environment

example of development env vars

Since AWS SDK has a global config object before any interaction with the database I should run AWS config code. It will specify credentials and point out that I want to use local DynamoDB rather than a remote one in a testing environment.

Before tests start I launch local dynamoDB database and create tables. When all tests are done I delete tables. In order to run these functions, I need to specify paths to them in package.json. According to Jest documentation, both functions should return a promise.

jest setting in a package.json
function that will run before all tests
function that will run after all tests



the first version of pipelines

In order to optimize pipelines execution time, I decided to make Docker image with required packages.

Dockerfile for image

I was lazy to download and configure docker on a local machine. But there is a nice service on the Google cloud platform — Container Registry.

new pipelines

If you interested in making migrations in dynamoDB, take a look at this article.

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