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Continuous Deployment to Amazon ECS using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon ECR, and AWS CloudFormation

Thanks to my colleague John Pignata for a great blog on how to create a continuous deployment pipeline to Amazon ECS. — Delivering new iterations of software at a high velocity is a competitive advantage in today’s business environment. The speed at which organizations can deliver innovations to customers and adapt to changing markets is […]

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Introducing Amazon ECS Task Placement Policies

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Today, Amazon ECS announced capabilities that provide granular control over how tasks are placed onto clusters. Previously, if you needed to place a task on a container instance with specific resource requirements (e.g., a specific instance type), you would have had to write custom schedulers to filter, find, and group resources. The following diagram outlines […]

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Managing Your AWS Resources Through a Serverless Policy Engine

Stephen Liedig, Solutions Architect Customers are using AWS Lambda in new and interesting ways every day, from data processing of Amazon S3 objects, Amazon DynamoDB streams, and Amazon Kinesis triggers, to providing back-end processing logic for Amazon API Gateway. In this post, I explore ways in which you can use Lambda as a policy engine […]

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Continuous Deployment for Serverless Applications

With a continuous deployment infrastructure, developers can quickly and safely release new features and bug fixes for their applications without manually triggering any deployment scripts. Amazon Web Services offers a number of products that make the creation of deployment pipelines easier: AWS CodePipeline AWS CodeCommit AWS CodeBuild – newly launched A typical serverless application consists […]

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Scripting Languages for AWS Lambda: Running PHP, Ruby, and Go

Dimitrij Zub, Solutions Architect Raphael Sack, Technical Trainer In our daily work with partners and customers, we see a lot of different amazing skills, expertise and experience in many fields, and programming languages. From languages that have been around for a while to languages on the cutting edge, many teams have developed a deep understanding […]

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Serverless at re:Invent 2016 – Wrap-up

The re:Invent 2016 conference was an exciting week to be working on serverless at AWS. We announced new features like support for C# and dead letter queues, and launched new application constructs with Lambda such as Lambda@Edge, AWS Greengrass, Amazon Lex, and AWS Step Functions. In addition we also added support for surfacing services built […]

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Amazon EC2 Container Service at AWS re:Invent 2016 – Wrap-up

We wanted to summarize a few of the highlights from this year’s AWS re:Invent. Announcements On Thursday December 1, Werner Vogels announced two new features for Amazon ECS. Blox is a new open source project that enables users to build custom schedulers and other tooling on top of Amazon ECS. Our goal with Blox is […]

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Robust Serverless Application Design with AWS Lambda Dead Letter Queues

Gene Ting, Solutions Architect AWS Lambda is a serverless, event-driven compute service that allows developers to bring their functions to the cloud easily. A key challenge that Lambda developers often face is to create solutions that handle exceptions and failures gracefully. Some examples include: Notifying operations support when a function fails with context Sending jobs […]

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Announcing C# Support for AWS Lambda

Today, we're excited to announce C# as a supported language for AWS Lambda! Using the new, open source .NET Core 1.0 runtime, you can easily publish C# code to AWS Lambda from a variety of popular .NET tools. .NET developers can now build Lambda functions and serverless applications with the C# language and .NET tools […]

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Introducing Blox from Amazon EC2 Container Service

Today we are announcing Blox, a new open source project from the Amazon ECS team that enables users to build custom schedulers and other tooling on top of ECS. Our goal with Blox is to provide tools that simplify the creation of custom schedulers, dashboards and other extensions, so that customers can meet the needs […]

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