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Development Acceleration Through VS Code Remote Containers: How We Leverage VS Code Remote Containers For Rapid Development of cfn_nag

This is the final blog post in a three-part series about the use of the Visual Studio Code Remote – Containers extension. The first post went over the benefits and general concepts of using a dev container to develop a project. The second showed some basic examples on how to get started along with introducing Read more…

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Development Acceleration Through VS Code Remote Containers: Setting Up a Foundational Configuration

This blog post is the second in a three-part series about the Visual Studio Code Remote – Containers extension. The first post went over the benefits and general concepts of using a container for development work on a project. This post will go over some instructions on how to implement this for a project, basic Read more…

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Development Acceleration Through VS Code Remote Containers: An Introduction

This blog post will be part one of a three-part series on Visual Studios Code Remote – Containers. Prior knowledge of Visual Studios Code editor is recommended to better understand the items discussed in this series; more information can be found here. Part one will explain the general concepts of utilizing VS Code Remote – Read more…

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Automate Container Security Scans in Your CI/CD Pipeline with AWS ECS

Many enterprises attempt to drive software development and delivery towards a DevOps mindset. Likewise, organizations struggle with increasing security challenges while adopting these innovative software practices. Embedding security within the deployment lifecycle is non-negotiable. Therefore, integration of security into CI/CD workflows need be done cautiously to meet an ever-evolving technology landscape. DevSecOps is an important Read more…

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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…

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Provision a hosted Git repo with AWS CodeCommit using CloudFormation

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. Read more…

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Automating Infrastructures: Testing, Scripting, Versioning, Continuous

While we often employ a similar process when automating other parts of a software delivery system (build, deployment, database, etc.), in this article, I’m focusing on automating infrastructures. Typically, we go through a 5-step process toward automating environments that will be used as part of a Continuous Delivery pipeline. They are: document, test, script, version Read more…