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Build ultra scalable database backed web apps on AWS serverless infrastructure with full local, offline workflows, and more. Full documentation found at:



Make sure you have at least node version 14 installed.

Open your terminal to install arc globally:

npm i -g @architect/architect

Check the version:

arc version

Protip: run arc with no arguments to get help

Work locally

Create a new app:

mkdir testapp
cd testapp
arc init

Kick up the local dev server:

arc sandbox

Cmd / Ctrl + c exits the sandbox

Deploy to AWS

Deploy the staging stack:

arc deploy

Protip: create additional staging stacks with --name

Ship to a production stack:

arc deploy production

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Founding team

Amber Costley, Angelina Fabbro, Brian LeRoux, Jen Fong-Adwent, Kristofer Joseph, Kris Borchers, Ryan Block, Spencer Kelley

Special thanks

Pinyao Guo for the Architect GitHub name