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How Contino improved collaboration with Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst is a modern software development service that empowers teams to deliver software on AWS easily and quickly. CodeCatalyst provides one place where you can plan, code, and build, test, and deploy applications with continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools. It also helps streamlined team collaboration. Developers on modern software teams are usually distributed, work […]

Building .NET 7 Applications with AWS CodeBuild

AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed DevOps service for building and testing your applications. As a fully managed service, there is no infrastructure to manage and you pay only for the resources that you use when you are building your applications. CodeBuild provides a default build image that contains the current Long Term Support (LTS) […]

Using Workflows to Build, Test, and Deploy with Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst workflows are continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines that enable you to easily build, test and deploy applications. CodeCatalyst was announced at re:Invent 2022 and is currently in preview. Introduction: I recently read The Unicorn Project, the follow-up to the bestselling title The Phoenix Project from Gene Kim. After a few years at Amazon, […]

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Using CloudFormation events to build custom workflows for post provisioning management

Over one million active customers manage application resources with AWS CloudFormation every week. CloudFormation is a service that helps you model, provision, and manage your cloud resources by treating Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It can simplify infrastructure management, quickly replicate your environment to multiple AWS regions with a single turn-key solution, and let you easily […]

Hazard analysis and Chaos engineering at Vanguard Group

Anticipating events that can cause a disruption to your system’s service is critical to building highly available, reliable systems.  Hazard analysis gives you a method to identify such events.  Chaos engineering gives you a method to confirm that a system behaves as expected in adverse conditions.  By combining these methods, Vanguard is building reliability into […]

DevOps with serverless Jenkins and AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK)

The objective of this post is to walk you through how to set up a completely serverless Jenkins environment on AWS Fargate using AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK). Jenkins is a popular open-source automation server that provides hundreds of plugins to support building, testing, deploying, and automation. Jenkins uses a controller-agent architecture in which […]

Easily protect your AWS CDK-defined infrastructure with AWS WAFv2

Security is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer. When we use infrastructure as code (IaC) we want to describe workloads wholistically, and that includes the configuration of firewalls alongside the entrypoints to web applications. As we evolve the infrastructure that our application is built upon, we can adjust firewall rules in the same […]

Deploy and manage OpenAPI/Swagger RESTful APIs with the AWS Cloud Development Kit

This post demonstrates how AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) Infrastructure as Code (IaC) constructs and AWS serverless technology can be used to build and deploy a RESTful Application Programming Interface (API) defined in the OpenAPI specification. This post uses an example API that describes  Widget resources and demonstrates how to use an AWS CDK […]

Tighten your package security with CodeArtifact Package Origin Control toolkit

Introduction AWS CodeArtifact is a fully managed artifact repository service that makes it easy for organizations to securely store and share software packages used for application development. On Jul14 2022 we introduced a new feature called Package Origin Controls which allows customers to protect themselves against “dependency substitution“ or “dependency confusion” attacks. This class of […]

Jenkins high availability and disaster recovery on AWS

We often hear from customers about their challenges architecting Jenkins for scale and high availability (HA). Jenkins was originally built as a continuous integration (CI) system to test software before it was committed to a repository. Since its beginning, Jenkins has grown out of necessity versus grand master plan. Developers who extended Jenkins favored speed […]