Dynamic HTML with Python, AWS Lambda, and Containers

Deploying AWS Lambda using a container


FROM public.ecr.aws/lambda/python:3.8
RUN mkdir -p /mnt/app
ADD app.py /mnt/app
ADD index.html /mnt/app
WORKDIR /mnt/app
RUN pip install --upgrade pip
RUN pip install Jinja2==2.11.*
CMD ["/mnt/app/app.handler"]

App code

import os
from jinja2 import Environment, FileSystemLoader
def handler(event, context):
env = Environment(loader=FileSystemLoader(os.path.join(os.path.dirname(__file__), "."), encoding="utf8"))
my_name_from_query = False
if event["queryStringParameters"] and "my_name" in event["queryStringParameters"]:
my_name_from_query = event["queryStringParameters"]["my_name"]
template = env.get_template("index.html")
html = template.render(
return {
"statusCode": 200,
"body": html,
"headers": {
"Content-Type": "text/html",

Calling and testing the app locally

docker-compose -f docker-compose.yml up
version: '3'
container_name: cont_name
image: cont_name_img
context: .
dockerfile: Dockerfile
- .:/mnt/app
- "9000:8080"
stdin_open: true
tty: true
restart: always
import requests
r = requests.get(
data=open("event.json", "rb")
"queryStringParameters": {
"my_name": "Adam"


Lambda duration




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