Provisioning AWS resources for your applications/organization can be complex—creating the AWS infrastructures (SQS, SNS, Lambda, S3…) with a fine-grained permissions model—and then trying to integrate your infrastructure with your applications will take time until you test it to ensure the whole flow is working as expected.

In this article, I will introduce you to LocalStack, a cloud service emulator that runs in a single container on your laptop or in your CI environment. With LocalStack, you can run your AWS applications or lambdas entirely on your local machine without connecting to a remote cloud provider.

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