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

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 Read more…

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Use AWS CodePipeline to Deploy Amazon Alexa Skills

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 Read more…

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DevOps in AWS Radio: Serverless (Episode 8)

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 Read more…

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Serverless Delivery: Orchestrating the Pipeline (Part 3)

In the second post of this series, we focused on how to get our serverless application running with Lambda, API Gateway and S3. Our application is now able to run on a serverless platform, but we still have not applied the fundamentals of continuous delivery that we talked about in the first part of this Read more…

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Serverless Delivery: Bootstrapping the Pipeline (Part 2)

In the first of this three part series on Serverless Delivery, we took a look at the high level architecture of running a continuous delivery pipeline with CodePipeline + Lambda. Our objective is to run the Dromedary application in a serverless environment with a serverless continuous delivery pipeline. Before we can build the pipeline, we Read more…

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Serverless Delivery: Architecture (Part 1)

If your application tech stack doesn’t need servers, why should your continuous delivery pipeline? Serverless applications deserve serverless delivery! The software development discipline of continuous delivery has had a tremendous impact on decreasing the cost and risk of delivering changes while simultaneously increasing code quality by ensuring that software systems are always in a releasable Read more…

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AWS Lambda-backed Custom Resources for Stack Outputs, Resources, and Parameters

At Stelligent we are continually improving our methods for developing immutable infrastructure. One pattern we have adopted is to use a layered approach when provisioning AWS resources through CloudFormation. This leads to the break down of a single-purpose monolithic CloudFormation template, into multiple, reusable templates. While we find this approach to be more scalable and maintainable, Read more…