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Quickstart for debugging Python + AWS Lambda + Chalice

A sample application for debugging Python apps deployed in AWS Chalice using Rookout.

Before following this guide we recommend reading the basic Python + Lambda debugging guide.

This example is based on a plain Chalice app, with the following modifications applied:

  1. Set your Rookout token as an environment variable in .chalice/config.json:
"environment_variables": {
    "ROOKOUT_TOKEN": "<token>"
  1. Add the rook SDK dependancy to your requirements.txt Chalice file.

  2. Initialize your Chalice app using RookoutChalice :

from rook.serverless import RookoutChalice

app = RookoutChalice(app_name='python-aws-chalice')
  1. Go to and start debugging!
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