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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

New for CloudFormation in 2018: Drift Detection!

Posted on November 28, 2017 by timbaileyjones | 1 Comment

Just announced at re:Invent 2017 by Anil Kumar during the “Deep Dive on AWS CloudFormation” talk:  Drift Detection capabilities will be added to CloudFormation next year.  (Discussion starts at 12m0s) So, what is Drift Detection?  Try as you might, having all of your “infrastructure as code” doesn’t prevent manual changes to your CFN stacks after … Continue reading New for CloudFormation in 2018: Drift Detection!

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

DevOps on AWS Radio: Automating AWS Workspaces (Episode 12)

Posted on November 24, 2017 by bjakovich | Leave a comment

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news and speak with Jim Rohrer from Stelligent about automating the provisioning of AWS Workspace environments using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and Chef. Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News AWS re:Invent 2017 Using AWS Step Functions State Machines to Handle Workflow-Driven AWS CodePipeline Actions AWS … Continue reading DevOps on AWS Radio: Automating AWS Workspaces (Episode 12)

Lambda Backed Custom CloudFormation Resources

Posted on November 22, 2017 by jonny sywulak | 1 Comment

re:Invent is just around the corner (next week!), which means a bunch of new services and features will be announced, and they probably won’t have CloudFormation support for a few weeks. As the biggest CloudFormation fanboy of all time, this is probably the most difficult time of the year for me, as I want to use all the new goodies but feel kinda icky not … Continue reading Lambda Backed Custom CloudFormation Resources

Using the $Latest Amazon Lex Alias

Posted on November 21, 2017 by Semeon Getachew | Leave a comment

Imagine if an organization could construct chatbots with refined common dialect preparing and no operational overhead. Amazon Lex can be described as a fully managed service for building conversational interfaces into application using voice and text. Lex is integrated with AWS Lambda, a service that allows code to run without the provisioning or managing of servers. Lambda enables companies to write and run logic for your chatbot using serverless compute. The implication of bots into the conversation gives operations teams … Continue reading Using the $Latest Amazon Lex Alias

CodePipeline Dashboard

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Casey Lee | Leave a comment

Simple dashboard built for viewing pipeline metrics in AWS. Built using CloudWatch dashboards and metrics populated from CloudWatch events that CodePipeline triggers.

Performance Testing In a Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Posted on November 14, 2017 by greghoggard | Leave a comment

Everyone talks about unit and functional tests when adopting Devops practices, but how do you know if one of your changes has introduced a major performance degradation? Performance testing is the missing link to having a truly Continuously Deliverable pipeline. In this blog post, you will see how performance tests can be integrated into your Continuous Delivery … Continue reading Performance Testing In a Continuous Delivery Pipeline

npm vs Yarn: Part 2

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Stephen Goncher | Leave a comment

Previously, we covered the release of Yarn, a new package management system designed to fix some of the shortfalls associated with npm.  With improvements in speed, efficiency, readability, and dependency management, Yarn has shown itself to be a worthwhile tool.  In this post, we will put that tool to use and show just how powerful Yarn can be.  Before we can demonstrate its potential, we have to … Continue reading npm vs Yarn: Part 2