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Many moons ago, Jonny coined the term “Stelligentsia” to refer to our small, merry band of technologists at the time. Times have changed and the team has grown by a factor of 10 but we strive to live up to the name as all things DevOps and AWS continues to evolve.
We find the best way to do this is not only to continually learn and improve, but to also share our knowledge with others – a core value at Stelligent. We believe that you are more valuable when sharing knowledge with as many people as possible than keeping it locked inside your head only letting paying customers access to the principles and practices derived from these experiences.
Over the years at Stelligent, we’ve published many resources that are available to everyone. In this post, we do our best to list some of the blogs, articles, open source projects, refcardz, books, and other publications authored by Stelligentsia. If we listed everything, it’d likely be less useful, so we did our best to curate the publications listed in this post. We hope this collection provides a valuable resource to you and your organization.
You can access our entire GitHub organization by going to https://github.com/stelligent/. The listing below represents the most useful, relevant, repositories in our organization.
- https://github.com/stelligent/aws-codedeploy-sample-tomcat – AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy solution for a Java application that is automatically provisioned in AWS CloudFormation
- https://github.com/stelligent/cfn_nag – Static analysis for CloudFormation that flags security and other types of vulnerabilities prior to launching the stack.
- https://github.com/stelligent/cloudformation_templates – AWS CloudFormation templates that launch runbook solutions in your AWS account
- https://github.com/stelligent/config-rule-status – Create security compliance rules using AWS Config Rules, including both AWS-managed and custom rules
- https://github.com/stelligent/dromedary – One-click runbook of an AWS EC2 solution using CloudFormation, Chef, Jenkins, etc. for a Node.js application
- https://github.com/stelligent/dromedary-serverless – One-click runbook solution of a serverless delivery solution
- https://github.com/stelligent/inspector-status – Configures and runs an Amazon Inspector assessment and provides a report of its findings
- https://github.com/stelligent/zap – Generates an OWASP Zed Attack Proxy server AMI using Packer
- DevOpsCloud – Ruby on Rails/EC2 solution that supports the DevOps in the Cloud video published in 2012.
- DevOps AWS – OpsWorks solution for the DevOps in AWS video published in 2014.
Here are the top 10 blog entries from Stelligentsia in 2016:
- Automating ECS: Provisioning in CloudFormation (Part 1)
- Containerized CI Solutions in AWS – Part 1: Jenkins in ECS
- Automating ECS: Orchestrating in CodePipeline and CloudFormation (Part 2)
- Continuous Delivery in AWS tools we use
- Create a Pipeline for Elastic Beanstalk in CodePipeline using CloudFormation and CodeCommit
- AWS CodePipeline released, and there was much rejoicing
- Continuous Delivery in the Cloud: CloudFormation (Part 3 of 6)
- Automate CodeCommit and CodePipeline in AWS CloudFormation
- Automating AWS CodeDeploy Provisioning in CloudFormation
- Running AWS Lambda Functions in AWS CodePipeline using CloudFormation
For many more detailed posts from Stelligentsia, visit the Stelligent Blog.
Series and Categories
- Continuous Security – Five-part Stelligent Blog Series on applying security into your deployment pipelines
- CodePipeline – We had over 20 CodePipeline-related posts in 2016 that describe how to integrate the deployment pipeline orchestration service with other tools and services
- Serverless Delivery – Parts 1, 2, and 3
AWS Partner Network
- An Introduction to CodeBuild – Harlen Bains describes the purpose of AWS CodeBuild, its target users, and how to setup an initial CodeBuild project.
- Deploy to Production using AWS CodeBuild and the AWS Developer Tools Suite – Learn how to integrate and automate the orchestration of CodeBuild with the rest of the AWS Developer Tools suite – including AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeCommit, and AWS CodePipeline using AWS’ provisioning tool, AWS CloudFormation.
- DevOps is not only Infrastructure Automation
- Documentation is for Robots
- Pragmatic Automation?
- A Continuous Delivery Reference Implementation on Amazon Web Services
Over the years, we have published many articles across the industry. Here are a few of them.
IBM developerWorks: Automation for the People
You can find a majority of the articles in this series by going to Automation for the People. Below, we provide a list to all accessible articles:
- Continuous Inspection
- Choosing a Continuous Integration server
- Remove the smell from your build scripts
- Continuous feedback
- Continuous Integration anti-patterns
- Continuous Integration anti-patterns, Part 2
- Speed deployment with automation
- Build Java projects with Raven
- Improving code with Eclipse plugins
- Hands-off load testing
- Deployment-automation patterns, Part 2
- Deployment-automation patterns, Part 1
- Asserting architectural soundness
- Manage dependencies with Ivy
- Pushbutton documentation
- Wielding wizard-based installers
- Hands-free database migration
IBM developerWorks: Agile DevOps
You can find 7 of the 10 articles in this series by going to Agile DevOps. Below, we provide a list to all 10 articles:
- The flattening of the software release process
- Infrastructure automation
- Transient environments
- Unleash the Chaos Monkey
- Test-driven infrastructure
- Version everything
- Dynamic configuration
- Continuous software delivery in the cloud
- Breaking down silos
- Build a DevOps dashboard
- Continuous Delivery Patterns – A description and visualization of Continuous Delivery patterns and antipatterns derived from the book on Continuous Delivery and Stelligent’s experiences.
- Continuous Integration Patterns and Antipatterns – Reviews Patterns (a solution to a problem) and Anti-Patterns (ineffective approaches sometimes used to “fix” a problem) in the CI process.
Videos and Screencasts
Collectively, we have spoken at large conferences, meetups, and other events. We’ve included video recordings of some of these along with some recorded screencasts on DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and AWS.
- AWS re:Invent 2016: Use AWS to Secure Your DevOps Pipeline Like a Bank (FIN303)
- AWS re:Invent 2015 | (ARC307) Infrastructure as Code
- DevOps in the Cloud – DevOps in the Cloud LiveLessons walks viewers through the process of putting together a complete continuous delivery platform for a working software application written in Ruby on Rails
- DevOps in AWS – DevOps in AWS focuses on how to implement the key architectural construct in continuous delivery: the deployment pipeline. Viewers receive step-by-step instructions on how to do this in AWS based on an open-source software system that is in production. They also learn the DevOps practices teams can embrace to increase their effectiveness.
- Continuous Delivery as an Assembly Line
- CodeBuild, CodePipeline, CodeDeploy, CodeCommit in CloudFormation
- Create a Pipeline using the AWS CodePipeline Console
- Continuous Delivery in AWS Demo
- Getting Started with AWS Code Services Webinar with Stelligent and AWS
- devopscloud.com – Companion website with how-to instructions for the DevOps in the Cloud video
- integratebutton.com – Companion website for the Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk book
- Stelligent Blueprints – Companion website with how-to instructions for the DevOps in AWS video
- DevOps in AWS Radio – How to create a one-click (or “no click”) implementation of software systems and infrastructure in the Amazon Web Services cloud so that teams can deliver software to users whenever there’s a business need to do so. The podcast will delve into the cultural, process, tooling, and organizational changes
- Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk – Through more than forty CI-related practices using application examples in different languages, readers learn that CI leads to more rapid software development, produces deployable software at every step in the development lifecycle, and reduces the time between defect introduction and detection, saving time and lowering costs. With successful implementation of CI, developers reduce risks and repetitive manual processes, and teams receive better project visibility.
Stelligent Reading List – A reading list for all Stelligentsia that we update from time to time.
Stelligent is hiring! Do you enjoy working on complex problems like figuring out ways to automate all the things as part of a deployment pipeline? Do you believe in the “one-button everything” mantra? If your skills and interests lie at the intersection of DevOps automation and the AWS cloud, check out the careers page on our website.