DynamoDB as a Serverless Service


Link to chapter - https://serverless-stack.com/chapters/dynamodb-as-a-serverless-service.html


Hello, looks like this code is for starting a new project using microservices. Can i still follow this if i want to change my existing app to be in the form of microservices? i.e. i delete serverless.yml in the root and create new serverless.yml files in each service folder? Will this create new S3 bucket, functions and aws resources and delete the existing buckets, resources, functions etc.?
Sorry if this is stupid, i am new to aws, serverless.
Thank you


So the key thing here is the name of service in the serverless.yml.

If you change that name and re-deploy, then it’ll create a new set of resources. But it is totally fine if you move the serverless.yml file around in different folders and deploy from there.


Thank you. So i created serverless.yml files in each service and aws created new resources. i can live with that for now. While creating new serverless.yml files, i deleted everything in the serverless.yml of the root directory except the following:

service: notes-app-2-api

Use the serverless-webpack plugin to transpile ES6


  • serverless-webpack
  • serverless-offline

webpackConfig: ./webpack.config.js
includeModules: true

name: aws
runtime: nodejs8.10
stage: dev
region: us-east-1

I am getting the following error when running sls deploy in the root folder:
Webpack Options Validation Error -----------------------

Invalid configuration object. Webpack has been initialised using a configuration object that does not match the API schema.

  • configuration.entry should be one of these:
    object { : non-empty string | [non-empty string] } | non-empty string | [non-empty string] | function
    -> The entry point(s) of the compilation.
    • configuration.entry should not be empty.
      -> Multiple entry bundles are created. The key is the chunk name. The value can be a string or an array.
    • configuration.entry should be a string.
      -> An entry point without name. The string is resolved to a module which is loaded upon startup.
    • configuration.entry should be an array:
      [non-empty string]
    • configuration.entry should be an instance of function
      -> A Function returning an entry object, an entry string, an entry array or a promise to these things.

Here is my webpack.config file:

const slsw = require(“serverless-webpack”);
const nodeExternals = require(“webpack-node-externals”);

module.exports = {
entry: slsw.lib.entries,
target: “node”,
// Generate sourcemaps for proper error messages
devtool: ‘source-map’,
// Since ‘aws-sdk’ is not compatible with webpack,
// we exclude all node dependencies
externals: [nodeExternals()],
mode: slsw.lib.webpack.isLocal ? “development” : “production”,
optimization: {
// We no not want to minimize our code.
minimize: false
performance: {
// Turn off size warnings for entry points
hints: false
// Run babel on all .js files and skip those in node_modules
module: {
rules: [
test: /.js$/,
loader: “babel-loader”,
include: __dirname,
exclude: /node_modules/

Could you tell me how to write the serverless.yml in the root so that the error is resolved?

(and if i remove the webpack info from serverless.yml, i can complete the deploy, but server cannot understand 'import '. and it gives an error in aws cloudwatch: SyntaxError: Unexpected token import)

Thank you