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AWS Week in Review – August 17, 2015

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Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week:

Monday, August 17
Tuesday, August 18
Wednesday, August 19
Thursday, August 20
Friday, August 21

New & Notable Open Source

  • jungle simplifies AWS command line operations.
  • Trycorder is a cross-account AWS data collector.
  • cep implements Complex Event Processing using DynamoDB Streams and Lambda.
  • glambda is a module for mocking and testing AWS API Gateway in conjunction with Lambda functions.
  • puppetlabs-aws is a Puppet module for managing AWS resources to build out infrastructure.
  • kinesis-tail is “tail -f” for Kinesis streams.
  • let-me-in adds an IP address to a Security Group to allow instance access via SSH.
  • connection-tracker tracks public endpoints and connections across AWS accounts using VPC Flow Logs.
  • aws-gpg13 is a collection of tests and CloudFormation templates to assess GPG13 compliance.
  • aws-sandbox defines an AWS sandbox infrastructure with
  • eclair is a simple SSH tool for EC2.
  • dnachat is a lightweight chat server that runs on EC2 and uses ElastiCache for Redis.

New Customer Stories

  • BQool – Review and feedback management for Amazon sellers.
  • GULP – Human resources portal.
  • ITV – Test and production environments for UK commercial television.
  • Kit Check – IoT-driven medication tracking for hospitals.
  • Makewaves – Social badging platform.
  • Myriad Group – New social networking system + legacy system migration.
  • SIGMA SPORT – SaaS for athletic training data.
  • ThinPrint – Global printing platform.
  • Tullius Walden – Cloud-based German bank.

New YouTube Videos

New SlideShare Content

New Marketplace Applications

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Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.