Posted On: Oct 27, 2021

The AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) announces a public preview of AWS SAM Accelerate. The AWS SAM CLI is a developer tool that makes it easier to build, locally test, package, and deploy serverless applications. SAM Accelerate is a new capability of SAM CLI that makes it faster and easier for developers to test code changes made locally to their serverless applications against a cloud-based environment, reducing the time from local iteration to production-readiness.

SAM Accelerate allows developers to bring their rapid iteration workflows to serverless application development, achieving the same levels of productivity they're used to when testing locally, while testing against a realistic application environment in the cloud. SAM Accelerate synchronizes infrastructure and code changes on a developer's local workspace with a cloud environment in near real time: code changes are updated in seconds in AWS Lambda; API definition changes in Amazon API Gateway; state machine updates to AWS Step Functions; and infrastructure changes are deployed via infrastructure-as-code tooling such as CloudFormation.

To learn more about SAM Accelerate see the announcement blog post. To get started, you can install the SAM CLI by following the instructions in the documentation.