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#OpenWhisk - Create

Creates a new service in the current working directory based on the provided template.

Create service in current working directory:

serverless create --template openwhisk-nodejs

Create service in new folder:

serverless create --template openwhisk-nodejs --path myService

#Options

  • --template or -t The name of one of the available templates. Required.
  • --path or -p The path where the service should be created.
  • --name or -n the name of the service in serverless.yml.

#Provided lifecycle events

  • create:create

#Available Templates

To see a list of available templates run serverless create --help

Most commonly used templates:

  • openwhisk-nodejs
  • plugin

#Examples

#Creating a new service

serverless create --template openwhisk-nodejs --name my-special-service

This example will generate scaffolding for a service with openwhisk as a provider and nodejs:6 as runtime. The scaffolding will be generated in the current working directory.

The provider which is used for deployment later on is Apache OpenWhisk.

#Creating a named service in a (new) directory

serverless create --template openwhisk-nodejs --path my-new-service

This example will generate scaffolding for a service with openwhisk as a provider and nodejs as runtime. The scaffolding will be generated in the my-new-service directory. This directory will be created if not present. Otherwise Serverless will use the already present directory.

Additionally Serverless will rename the service according to the path you provide. In this example the service will be renamed to my-new-service.

#Creating a new plugin

serverless create --template plugin

This example will generate scaffolding for a hello world plugin that demonstrates how to create a new command and how to listen to the various events available.