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    The DroneDeploy provider implementaion for the Serverless Framework.


    1. Create a DroneDeploy account

    2. Become a DroneDeploy developer (see account settings on the DroneDeploy site)

    3. Obtain a DroneDeploy developer API key

      Contact and ask for a developer API key

    4. Take a look at our example apps

    Quick start

    1. Install the Serverless Framework

       npm install -g serverless
    2. Create new service with the IFTTT application template

       serverless create --name test-service --template-url ""

      If you have the template repository already cloned locally use this command to create service

       serverless create --name test-service --template-path "<path to app-examples>/IFTTT"
    3. Install dependencies

       cd test-service
       npm install
    4. Sign in to DroneDeploy with your api key

       serverless config credentials --provider=dronedeploy --key=<YOUR API KEY>
    5. Update serverless.yml with your app's id or create new app with

       serverless deploy app --name "my app name"

      This will automatically insert new app id into the configuration file.

    6. Modify serverless.yml and index.js according to your needs.

    7. Deploy all your functions

       serverless deploy

      or deploy a single selected function

       serverless deploy --function <function name>

    DroneDeploy serverless.yml

    Functions configuration

    Functions deployment via DroneDeploy provider requires additional fields in serverless.yml file. Typical structure of functions block should look like this:

    app: my-app-id
        handler: helloWorld

    where the top level app field should point to your DroneDeploy app's id and key mapping for the function should be a unique string among your deployed functions for the app.

    Additionally, you can pass a timeout(min: 30s, max: 540s) field. By default, timeout = 60s.

    Configuration with functions sub-folders

    Often, it is useful to organize multiple functions into sub-folders to keep the directory structure clean. The configuration can support this, while still keeping the serverless.yml at the top-level folder. When this is done, a path to the function(s) must be specified in serverless.yml.

    Extending the snippet above, if the helloWorld function were located in a sub-folder functions/hello, the function configuration would look like this:

    app: my-app-id
        handlerPath: functions/hello
        handler: helloWorld

    Datastore configuration

    DroneDeploy functions can make use of SQL style tables via the Datastore API. These tables can be defined in serverless.yml to make setup and configuration very easy.

    This is done by adding a resources section to a function definition and then defining the tables and columns needed.

    For example, and OAuth function might want to store the token data in order to determine access without making a new authorization request every time.

    app: my-app-id
        handlerPath: function/oauth
        handler: oauth
              description: table to store token data
                - name: accessToken
                  type: Text
                  encrypted: true
                  length: 255
                  description: Holds the OAuth access token
                - name: expiresAt
                  type: DateTime
                  description: The date and time that the token expires
                - name: refreshToken
                  type: Text
                  encrypted: true
                  length: 255
                  description: Holds the OAuth refresh token

    Tables common to all defined functions can be defined by placing the resources property with the table definitions at the root level in serverless.yml (same level as the functions property):

    app: my-app-id

    Valid Datastore column types include:

    • Integer
    • Float
    • Date
    • DateTime
    • Email
    • Text

    For Text column types, two additional properties are available:

    • encrypted: Encrypts if the column data if true
    • length: Length of text allowed in the column, defaults to 255

    Triggers configuration

    DroneDeploy Functions can take action based on different events that occur in the DroneDeploy platform. These are called Triggers. For example, if you want a function to run once an Export operation has finished, a Trigger can be configured for Export Complete.

    The following is an example of how to configure a trigger for a particular function:

    app: my-app-id
        handlerPath: functions/example
        handler: exportComplete
          - trigger:
              object-type: Export
              type: complete

    Multiple triggers may also be configured for a single function if desired. This can be done with the following syntax:

    app: my-app-id
        handlerPath: functions/example
        handler: processComplete
          - trigger:
              object-type: Export
              type: complete
          - trigger:
              object-type: MapPlan
              type: complete

    The following Event Object Types and Event Types are currently supported by the DroneDeploy platform:

    Event Object Type (Event Type):

    • Export (complete)
    • MapPlan (complete)

    How to use DroneDeploy Triggers

    As we are currently in Beta release and things are subject to change, for now, in order to have your function execute on the defined trigger, you MUST define a handler in your function code.

    The handler is for the __ddfunctiontrigger route, and when called by the DroneDeploy platform, should execute the desired code in response to the event.

    An example of this can be found in the code for the IFTTT app as seen in our Getting Started Guide

    DroneDeploy help commands

    Get help for all available commands:

    sls help

    Get help for specific command:

    sls <command> --help


    Contributions are welcome! Please make a pull request on this repository.







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