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AWS Week in Review – September 5, 2022

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS! As a new week begins, let’s quickly look back at the most significant AWS news from the previous seven days. Last Week’s Launches Here are the launches that got my […]

AWS Week in Review – July 4, 2022

This post is part of our Week in Review series. Check back each week for a quick roundup of interesting news and announcements from AWS! Summer has arrived in Finland, and these last few days have been hotter than in the Canary Islands! Today in the US it is Independence Day. I hope that if […]

Now — AWS Step Functions Supports 200 AWS Services To Enable Easier Workflow Automation

Today AWS Step Functions expands the number of supported AWS services from 17 to over 200 and AWS API Actions from 46 to over 9,000 with its new capability AWS SDK Service Integrations. When developers build distributed architectures, one of the patterns they use is the workflow-based orchestration pattern. This pattern is helpful for workflow […]

New – AWS Step Functions Workflow Studio – A Low-Code Visual Tool for Building State Machines

AWS Step Functions allow you to build scalable, distributed applications using state machines. Until today, building workflows on Step Functions required you to learn and understand Amazon State Language (ASL). Today, we are launching Workflow Studio, a low-code visual tool that helps you learn Step Functions through a guided interactive interface and allows you to […]

AWS Step Functions adds updates to ‘choice’ state, global access to context object, dynamic timeouts, result selection, and intrinsic functions to Amazon States Language

Developers can use AWS Step Functions to design and execute workflows that connect services such as AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, and Amazon SageMaker into a rich application. A workflow consists of a series of steps, with the output of one step being the input to the next step. Application development becomes more intuitive using the […]

New – Building a Continuous Integration Workflow with Step Functions and AWS CodeBuild

May 29, 2020: Post updated to include AWS CodePipeline support to invoke Step Functions with a new action type. Automating your software build is an important step to adopt DevOps best practices. To help you with that, we built AWS CodeBuild, a fully managed continuous integration service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces packages […]

New – AWS Step Functions Express Workflows: High Performance & Low Cost

We launched AWS Step Functions at re:Invent 2016, and our customers took to the service right away, using them as a core element of their multi-step workflows. Today, we see customers building serverless workflows that orchestrate machine learning training, report generation, order processing, IT automation, and many other multi-step processes. These workflows can run for […]