Initialize the Backend Repo

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Hi @jayair,

My question is regarding the size of the repo after running ‘npm install’ which created node_modules.

It seems to me the entire repo including the huge node_modules subdir is then pushed to the github.

bash-3.2$ npm install
bash-3.2$ cd ..
bash-3.2$ du -sh serverless-stack-2-api/
127M	serverless-stack-2-api/

I imagine a lot of what’s in node_modules is only needed during development.

Is it necessary to push 127 MB of node_modules to github?
Thanks very much.

Oh yeah you shouldn’t commit the node_modules/ dir. It is generated every time you run npm install.

A recommendation - after doing

$ git remote add origin REPO_URL

If we do

npm init (-y)

again, the change (repo field) will be reflected in package.json.

Could be a useful addition to the tutorial.

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Ah good point. I’ll look into adding it in.

When I run npm install, I get the following message: found 128 vulnerabilities (54 low, 55 moderate, 19 high)
Is this the case for everyone else? Is there anything that can be done to remedy these vulnerabilities?

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I think you need to run npm audit fix for that.

Wow, that fixed all of them. Thanks. (Unfortunately it created a few more, which don’t seem to be fixable with npm audit fix, but a few is certainly better than 128.)

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Great tutorial, I really, really learned a lot taking some time and doing this while going thru the AWS docs… Quick comment/question, though. I taking the repo here which looks like it’s branched after the “Delete Note” step in section 1…

per the serverless.yml code, it’s still looking for the resource/api-gateway-errors.yml file, but the branch actually comes from the step just before that. Obviously, it’s no problem to just grab that code and create a new file, but I wanted to point that out in case there was a reason I’m not foreseeing that you chose that particular point…

My guess was that, for wahtever reason, the step adding the API-Gateway resource file was added later and that’s the closest branch to the codebase we want to start with…

Anything I should look out for?

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Thanks for the kind words.

Great catch! I should update the branch. It should be instead be the API Gateway CORS errors chapter -

So the command to clone the repo really should be:

$ git clone --branch handle-api-gateway-cors-errors --depth 1 serverless-stack-2-api/

That branch should have the resource it is looking for.

I’ll update the chapter with this as well.