AWS Developer Blog

Category: Management Tools

Announcing AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code has become an enormously popular tool for serverless developers, partly due to the intuitive user interface. It’s also because of the rich ecosystem of extensions that can customize and automate so much of the development experience. We are excited to announce that the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code extension is now […]

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Serverless data engineering at Zalando with the AWS CDK

This blog was authored by Viacheslav Inozemtsev, Data Engineer at Zalando, an active user of the serverless technologies in AWS, and an early adopter of the AWS Cloud Development Kit.   Infrastructure is extremely important for any system, but it usually doesn’t carry business logic. It’s also hard to manage and track. Scripts and templates […]

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Getting started with the AWS Cloud Development Kit and Python

This post introduces you to the new Python bindings for the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK). What’s the AWS CDK, you might ask? Good question! You are probably familiar with the concept of infrastructure as code (IaC). When you think of IaC, you might think of things like AWS CloudFormation. AWS CloudFormation allows you […]

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Query Systems Manager Parameter Store for AWS Regions, endpoints and more using PowerShell

In Jeff Barr’s recent blog post, he announced support for querying AWS Region and service availability programmatically by using AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store. The examples in the blog post all used the AWS CLI, but the post noted that you can also use the AWS Tools for PowerShell. In this post I’ll show you […]

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.NET Core configuration provider for AWS Systems Manager

Today, we released a new NuGet package, Amazon.Extensions.Configuration.SystemsManager. This NuGet package simplifies how your application loads the application configuration settings in the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store into the .NET Core configuration system. Configuration in .NET Core is quite different from what we’re used to in the .NET Framework. With the .NET Framework, we had […]

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Contributing to the AWS Cloud Development Kit

This blog was authored by Mike Cowgill, Principal Engineer at Intuit (maker of TurboTax and QuickBooks) and active collaborator in the AWS Cloud Development Kit open source community. What is exciting about the AWS CDK? First, if you don’t know what the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is, check out the GitHub project or CDK’s […]

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AWS CDK Developer Preview

We are thrilled to announce the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) Developer Preview release for TypeScript, JavaScript, and Java; with .NET, and Python coming soon. The AWS CDK is a software development framework to define cloud infrastructure as code and provision it through CloudFormation. The CDK integrates fully with AWS services and offers a higher-level […]

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Writing and Archiving Custom Metrics using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Tools for PowerShell

This is a guest post from Trevor Sullivan, a Seattle-based Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Since 2004, Trevor has worked intimately with Microsoft technologies, including PowerShell since its release in 2006. In this article, Trevor takes you through the process of using the AWS Tools for PowerShell to write and export metrics data […]

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