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.