Category: General

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!

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

Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Robert Murphy | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading Application Auto Scaling with Amazon ECS

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)