Welcome to the AWS CodeStar sample web application
This sample code helps get you started with a simple Java web application deployed by AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
This sample includes:
- README.md - this file
- .ebextensions/ - this directory contains the Java configuration file that allows AWS Elastic Beanstalk to deploy your Java application
- buildspec.yml - this file is used by AWS CodeBuild to build the web application
- pom.xml - this file is the Maven Project Object Model for the web application
- src/ - this directory contains your Java application source files
These directions assume you want to develop on your local computer, and not from the Amazon EC2 instance itself. If you're on the Amazon EC2 instance, the virtual environment is already set up for you, and you can start working on the code.
To work on the sample code, you'll need to clone your project's AWS CodeCommit repository to your local computer. If you haven't, do that first. You can find instructions in the AWS CodeStar user guide.
- use homebrew to install maven: brew update, brew install maven, brew install tomcat7
Build and run the application.
$ mvn compile $ mvn clean package tomcat7:run
Open http://localhost:8080/ in a web browser to view your application.
What Do I Do Next?
Once you have a virtual environment running, you can start making changes to the sample Java web application. We suggest making a small change to /src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/views/index.jsp first, so you can see how changes pushed to your project's repository in AWS CodeCommit are automatically picked up and deployed to the Amazon EC2 instance by AWS Elastic Beanstalk. (You can watch the progress on your project dashboard.) Once you've seen how that works, start developing your own code, and have fun!
Learn more about AWS CodeStar by reading the user guide. Ask questions or make suggestions on our forum.