Author: Paul Duvall

AWS re:Invent 2017 DevOps re:Cap

Posted on December 8, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

Recently, our Chief Architect, Casey Lee and I – along with 48 of our colleagues at Stelligent – were at the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas, NV. We were particularly proud as Stelligent was announced as an AWS Premier Partner along with several other significant company milestones. There were over 75 significant product announcements at the conference. Of this, there were … Continue reading AWS re:Invent 2017 DevOps re:Cap

Using AWS CodePipeline to achieve Continuous Delivery

Posted on November 25, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

“Continuous delivery is a DevOps software development practice where code changes are automatically built, tested, and prepared for a release to production. It expands upon continuous integration by deploying all code changes to a testing environment and/or a production environment after the build stage. When continuous delivery is implemented properly, developers will always have a … Continue reading Using AWS CodePipeline to achieve Continuous Delivery

Get Notified on AWS CodePipeline Errors

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

With AWS CodePipeline Notifications, developers and others can receive notifications on events that occur in your pipelines — including pipeline, stage, and action changes. For example, you can receive email notifications on pipeline failures. Because CodePipeline notifications leverage Amazon CloudWatch Events, you can also integrate it with AWS resources such as SNS, Lambda, SQS, SSM, EC2, Inspector, Kinesis … Continue reading Get Notified on AWS CodePipeline Errors

Next-Generation Managed Services are Self-Service

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

The traditional managed services provider (MSP) model is broken and needs disruption. The next-generation managed services model is about guiding customers in a self-service manner. The key drivers causing customers to seek cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) include the agility and cost efficiencies they afford. The agility helps customers be more responsive to … Continue reading Next-Generation Managed Services are Self-Service

Continuous Delivery to S3 via CodePipeline and CodeBuild

Posted on September 5, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

In this blog post, you see a demonstration of Continuous Delivery of a static website to Amazon S3 via AWS CodeBuild  and AWS CodePipeline. At the conclusion, you will be able to provision all of the AWS resources by clicking a “Launch Stack” button and going through the AWS CloudFormation steps to launch a solution stack. Using S3 … Continue reading Continuous Delivery to S3 via CodePipeline and CodeBuild

DevOps on AWS Radio: AWS CodePipeline and Amazon Alexa (Episode 11)

Posted on August 7, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news and discuss how to use AWS CodePipeline to deploy Amazon Alexa skill. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News Infrastructure as Code whitepaper from AWS cfn_nag mentioned Use CloudFormation StackSets to Provision Resources Across Multiple AWS Accounts and Regions How to Use AWS Organizations … Continue reading DevOps on AWS Radio: AWS CodePipeline and Amazon Alexa (Episode 11)

Use AWS CodePipeline to Deploy Amazon Alexa Skills

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Paul Duvall | 3 Comments

If you’ve done any experimentation with the Amazon Alexa voice service, you’ve probably learned that you can use AWS Lambda to write functions that can be executed from Alexa. As a developer, what’s exciting about this is that you can create your own custom Alexa skills to perform anything suited for voice-based computing. You’ll probably … Continue reading Use AWS CodePipeline to Deploy Amazon Alexa Skills

DevOps on AWS Radio: mu – DevOps on AWS tool (Episode 10)

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news and speak with Casey Lee from Stelligent about the open-source, full-stack DevOps on AWS tool called mu. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News Launch – .NET Core Support In AWS CodeStar and AWS CodeBuild Build your first Serverless Web Application Take the Journey: Build … Continue reading DevOps on AWS Radio: mu – DevOps on AWS tool (Episode 10)

DevOps in AWS Radio: Goss (Episode 9)

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps in AWS news and speak with Ahmed Elsabbahy about Goss, a ServerSpec alternative for testing server configuration. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News How to Create an AMI Builder with AWS CodeBuild and HashiCorp Packer AWS CloudFormation now supports Amazon EMR security configuration, AWS Lambda & AWS … Continue reading DevOps in AWS Radio: Goss (Episode 9)

DevOps in AWS Radio: Serverless (Episode 8)

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps in AWS news and speak with Mike Roberts and John Chapin from Symphonia about Serverless architectures, DevOps, and AWS. Here are the show notes: DevOps in AWS News You can now provision AWS Web Application Firewall on Application Load Balancer resources using AWS CloudFormation Agency Panel Discussion about DevOps and … Continue reading DevOps in AWS Radio: Serverless (Episode 8)