DevOps on AWS Radio: AWS in Action – Michael and Andreas Wittig (Episode 18)

In this episode, Paul Duvall and Brian Jakovich cover recent DevOps on AWS news along with a discussion with Michael and Andreas Wittig who are the authors of the best selling book, Amazon Web Services in Action.  Here are the show notes: DevOps on AWS News State of DevOps Report has been released Configure Cross-Account Read more…

DevOps Culture: Self-Service-as-a-Service

Everything these days is a blah-blah-as-a-service, and your development lifecycle should be no different. When you provide a well working and documented services that your team can use to provision resources and introduce change in a controlled way; you will enable your teams to innovate and focus on building value for your customers. How do Read more…

The DevOps Culture: Empowering Your Team

DevOps is a software development practice that specializes in the frequent delivery of software features and improvements. Through rapid integration of changes and receipt of feedback we build a culture of confidence and reliability in the software lifecycle. Additionally, teams that follow these practices are highly productive for their organizations and themselves. Successfully employing “DevOps” Read more…

Continuous Delivery for Microservices on EC2 with mu

If you want to get into microservices, but aren’t ready to take the container plunge, you can deploy mu projects directly to AWS EC2 instances.  Using mu’s EC2 mode, you can leverage the benefits of microservices without containerization, and speed up development feedback loops. Read more…

Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

In this blog post, you’ll see an example of Application Auto Scaling for the Amazon ECS (EC2 Container Service). Automatic scaling of the container instances in your ECS cluster has been a feature for quite some time, but until recently you were not able to scale the tasks in your ECS service with built-in technology from AWS. In May of 2016, Automatic Scaling with Amazon ECS was Read more…

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

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 Read more…

Using Parameter Store with AWS CodePipeline

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 Read more…

AWS CodeBuild is Here

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 Read more…

Refactoring CD Pipelines – Part 1: Chef-Solo in AWS AutoScaling Groups

We often overlook similarities between new CD Pipeline code we’re writing today and code we’ve already written. In addition, we might sometimes rely on the ‘copy, paste, then modify’ approach to make quick work of CD Pipelines supporting similar application architectures. Despite the short-term gains, what often results is code sprawl and maintenance headaches. This blog post series is aimed at helping to Read more…

DevOps in AWS Radio: Orchestrating Docker containers with AWS ECS, ECR and CodePipeline (Episode 4)

In this episode, we cover recent DevOps in AWS news and speak about the AWS EC2 Container Service (ECS), EC2 Container Register (ECR), HashiCorp Consul, AWS CodePipeline, and other tools to provide solutions for customers Read more…