Category: Automation

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

AWS CodeStar – Quickly develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Trey McElhattan | Leave a comment

AWS CodeStar is a new service that changes the way development teams deliver software in AWS. CodeStar makes the process of setting up software applications for continuous delivery easier to manage through integrated authorization and access management, centralized member collaboration, and automated environment provisioning. 1 (1) “Working with AWS CodeStar Teams.” Working with AWS CodeStar … Continue reading AWS CodeStar – Quickly develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS

Docker lifecycle automation and testing with Ruby in AWS

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

My friend and colleague, Stephen Goncher and I got to spend some real time recently implementing a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline using only Ruby. We were successful in developing a new module in our pipeline gem that handles many of the docker engine needs without having to skimp out on testing and code … Continue reading Docker lifecycle automation and testing with Ruby in AWS

Using Parameter Store with AWS CodePipeline

Posted on March 9, 2017 by Trey McElhattan | 3 Comments

Systems Manager Parameter Store is a managed service (part of AWS EC2 Systems Manager (SSM)) that provides a convenient way to efficiently and securely get and set commonly used configuration data across multiple resources in your software delivery lifecycle. In this post, we will be focusing on the basic usage of Parameter Store and how … Continue reading Using Parameter Store with AWS CodePipeline

AWS CodeBuild is Here

Posted on December 20, 2016 by John Ulick | Leave a comment

At re:Invent 2016 AWS introduced AWS CodeBuild, a new service which compiles from source, runs tests, and produces ready to deploy software packages.  AWS CodeBuild handles provisioning, management, and scaling of your build servers.  You can either use pre-packaged build environments to get started quickly, or create custom build environments using your own build tools.  CodeBuild … Continue reading AWS CodeBuild is Here

Provision a hosted Git repo with AWS CodeCommit using CloudFormation

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Paul Duvall | Leave a comment

You’ll learn how to provision a CodeCommit Git repository in a CloudFormation template. Furthermore, you’ll discover how to automate the provisioning of a deployment pipeline that uses this repository as its Source action to deploy an application using CodeDeploy to an EC2 instance. You’ll see examples, patterns and a short video that walks you through the process.