Skip to content
Apache OpenWhisk runtime for Ballerina
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.

Apache OpenWhisk Runtime for Ballerina

This repository contains the Ballerina runtime extension for Apache OpenWhisk serverless platform.


The following prerequisites are needed to try this out:

Quick Start Guide

  1. Install OpenWhisk using Vagrant:

    # Clone OpenWhisk git repository
    git clone --depth=1 openwhisk
    # Switch the directory to tools/vagrant
    cd openwhisk/tools/vagrant
    # Start OpenWhisk instance
    vagrant up
  2. Install OpenWhisk CLI by following it's installation guide:

  3. Create a Ballerina function file with the following content and name it as hello-function.bal:

    function main (string[] args) {
       var output = { "hello": "world!" };
  4. Create an OpenWhisk action for the above Ballerina function using the OpenWhisk CLI:

    wsk action create hello-function hello-function.bal --docker imesh/ballerina-action
  5. Invoke the hello-function using the OpenWhisk CLI:

    wsk action invoke hello-function --result
        "hello": "world!"
You can’t perform that action at this time.