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mLabs AWS

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Convenient wrappers around the AWS SDK to keep code DRY.


Implements typical use cases of the AWS SDK for JavaScript.

All methods are wrapped with proper logging and error handling.

  • Create or register a queue in the Awilix dependency tree with automatic creation of sub-dependencies.


Add this as a dependency to your project using npm with

$ npm install @meltwater/mlabs-aws

or using Yarn with

$ yarn add @meltwater/mlabs-aws


See the complete API documentation and working examples.

import { SQS } from 'aws-sdk'
import { SqsQueue } from '@meltwater/mlabs-aws'
const queue = new SqsQueue({
  sqsClient: new SQS(),
  handler: async message => { console.log(message) },
  name: 'my-queue',
  url: 'https://example.com/my-queue'
const logMessages = async () => {
  await queue.create()
  await queue.publish({ hello: 'world' })
  await queue.start()

Development Quickstart

$ git clone https://github.com/meltwater/mlabs-aws.git
$ cd mlabs-aws
$ nvm install
$ yarn

Run each command below in a separate terminal window:

$ yarn run watch
$ yarn run test:watch

Development and Testing

Source code

The mlabs-aws source is hosted on GitHub. Clone the project with

$ git clone git@github.com:meltwater/mlabs-aws.git


You will need Node.js with npm, Yarn, and a Node.js debugging client.

Be sure that all commands run under the correct Node version, e.g., if using nvm, install the correct version with

$ nvm install

Set the active version for each shell session with

$ nvm use

Install the development dependencies with

$ yarn


CircleCI should already be configured: this section is for reference only.

The following environment variables must be set on CircleCI:

  • NPM_TOKEN: npm token for installing and publishing packages.
  • NPM_TEAM: npm team to grant read-only package access (format org:team, optional).
  • CODECOV_TOKEN: Codecov token for uploading coverage reports (optional).

These may be set manually or by running the script ./.circleci/envvars.sh.

Development tasks

Primary development tasks are defined under scripts in package.json and available via yarn run. View them with

$ yarn run

Production build

Lint, test, and transpile the production build to dist with

$ yarn run dist
Publishing a new release

Release a new version using npm version. This will run all tests, update the version number, create and push a tagged commit, and trigger CircleCI to publish the new version to npm.

  • Update the CHANGELOG before each new release after version 1.
  • New versions are released when the commit message is a valid version number.
  • Versions are only published on release branches: master branch or any branch matching ver/*.
  • If branch protection options are enabled, you must first run npm version on a separate branch, wait for the commit to pass any required checks, then merge and push the changes to a release branch.
  • Do not use the GitHub pull request button to merge version commits as the commit tagged with the new version number will not match after merging.


See the full documentation on using examples.

View all examples with

$ yarn run example


Linting against the JavaScript Standard Style and JSON Lint is handled by gulp.

View available commands with

$ yarn run gulp --tasks

Run all linters with

$ yarn run lint

In a separate window, use gulp to watch for changes and lint JavaScript and JSON files with

$ yarn run watch

Automatically fix most JavaScript formatting errors with

$ yarn run format


Unit and integration testing is handled by AVA and coverage is reported by Istanbul and uploaded to Codecov.

  • Test files end in .spec.js.
  • Unit tests are placed under lib alongside the tested module.
  • Integration tests are placed in test.
  • Static files used in tests are placed in fixtures.

Watch and run tests on changes with

$ yarn run test:watch

If using AVA snapshot testing, update snapshots with

$ yarn run test:update

Generate a coverage report with

$ yarn run report

An HTML version will be saved in coverage.

Debugging tests

Create a breakpoint by adding the statement debugger to the test and start a debug session with, e.g.,

$ yarn run test:inspect test/sqs/queue.spec.js

Watch and restart the debugging session on changes with

$ yarn run test:inspect:watch test/sqs/queue.spec.js


The author and active contributors may be found in package.json,

$ jq .author < package.json
$ jq .contributors < package.json

To submit a patch:

  1. Request repository access by submitting a new issue.
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature).
  3. Make changes and write tests.
  4. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature').
  5. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature).
  6. Create a new Pull Request.


The source code for this npm package is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this source code except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


This software is provided by the copyright holders and contributors "as is" and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall the copyright holder or contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.


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