Building Spec Files for a Node.js Project

Learn how to write buildspec.yml and appspec.yml files that are to be used to deploy the Node.js application.

In order to deploy an application using AWS CodeBuild and CodePipeline, we can write our build steps as a file named buildspec.yml and our deployment steps as an appspec.yml file.

The buildspec.yml file helps us to cater to the continuous integration part of our CI/CD pipeline, while the appspec.yml file handles the continuous delivery aspect.

We will look into how to write these files for a Node.js application.

Add a buildspec.yml file

For the continuous integration aspect of our pipeline, follow the steps below and use the workspace provided to write a buildspec.yml file:

  1. Include the buildspec version, as shown below:

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