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Using AWS CloudFormation and AWS Cloud Development Kit to provision multicloud resources

Using AWS CloudFormation and AWS Cloud Development Kit to provision multicloud resources

Customers often need to architect solutions to support components across multiple cloud service providers, a need which may arise if they have acquired a company running on another cloud, or for functional purposes where specific services provide a differentiated capability. In this post, we will show you how to use the AWS Cloud Development Kit […]

How to add notifications and manual approval to an AWS CDK Pipeline

A deployment pipeline typically comprises several stages such as dev, test, and prod, which ensure that changes undergo testing before reaching the production environment. To improve the reliability and stability of release processes, DevOps teams must review Infrastructure as Code (IaC) changes before applying them in production. As a result, implementing a mechanism for notification and manual approval […]

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Implementing automatic drift detection in CDK Pipelines using Amazon EventBridge

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is a popular open source toolkit that allows developers to create their cloud infrastructure using high level programming languages. AWS CDK comes bundled with a construct called CDK Pipelines that makes it easy to set up continuous integration, delivery, and deployment with AWS CodePipeline. The CDK Pipelines construct […]

Load test your applications in a CI/CD pipeline using CDK pipelines and AWS Distributed Load Testing Solution

Load testing is a foundational pillar of building resilient applications. Today, load testing practices across many organizations are often based on desktop tools, where someone must manually run the performance tests and validate the results before a software release can be promoted to production. This leads to increased time to market for new features and […]

How to write and execute integration tests for AWS CDK applications

How to write and execute integration tests for AWS CDK applications

Automated integration testing validates system components and boosts confidence for new software releases. Performing integration tests on resources deployed to the AWS cloud enables the validation of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, service limits, application configuration, and runtime code. For developers that are currently leveraging AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) as their […]

How organizations are modernizing for cloud operations

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a rapid evolution in how IT operations teams and application developers work together. In the early days, there was a clear division of responsibilities between the two teams, with one team focused on providing and maintaining the servers and various components (i.e., storage, DNS, networking, etc.) for the application […]

Create a CI/CD pipeline for .NET Lambda functions with AWS CDK Pipelines

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source software development framework to define cloud infrastructure in familiar programming languages and provision it through AWS CloudFormation. In this blog post, we will explore the process of creating a Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline for a .NET AWS Lambda function using the CDK Pipelines. We […]

Extending CloudFormation and CDK with Third-Party Extensions

Did you know you can use CloudFormation to manage third-party resources? The AWS CloudFormation Public Registry provides a searchable collection of CloudFormation extensions and makes it easy to discover and provision them in CloudFormation templates and AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) applications. In the past three months, we’ve added a number of new, exciting partners to the Public Registry, […]

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 […]