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Infrastructure as Code development with Amazon CodeWhisperer

At re:Invent in 2023, AWS announced Infrastructure as Code (IaC) support for Amazon CodeWhisperer. CodeWhisperer is an AI-powered productivity tool for the IDE and command line that helps software developers to quickly and efficiently create cloud applications to run on AWS. Languages currently supported for IaC are YAML and JSON for AWS CloudFormation, Typescript and […]

How we sped up AWS CloudFormation deployments with optimistic stabilization

How we sped up AWS CloudFormation deployments with optimistic stabilization

Introduction AWS CloudFormation customers often inquire about the behind-the-scenes process of provisioning resources and why certain resources or stacks take longer to provision compared to the AWS Management Console or AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI). In this post, we will delve into the various factors affecting resource provisioning in CloudFormation, specifically focusing on resource stabilization, which allows […]

AWS CodePipeline adds support for Branch-based development and Monorepos

AWS CodePipeline adds support for Branch-based development and Monorepos

AWS CodePipeline is a managed continuous delivery service that automates your release pipelines for application and infrastructure updates. Today, CodePipeline adds triggers and new execution modes to support teams with various delivery strategies. These features give customers more choice in the pipelines they build. In this post, I am going to show you how to […]

A new and improved AWS CDK construct for Amazon DynamoDB tables

Recently, we launched a new AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) construct for Amazon DynamoDB tables, known as TableV2. This construct provides a number of new features in addition to what the original construct offered, enabling CDK authors to create global tables, simplifying the configuration of global secondary indexes and auto scaling, as well as supporting […]

Announcing Generative AI CDK Constructs

Announced by Werner Vogels in his 2023 re:Invent Keynote, Generative AI CDK Constructs, an open-source extension of the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK), provides well-architected multi-service patterns to quickly and efficiently create repeatable infrastructure required for generative AI projects on AWS. Our initial release includes five CDK constructs enabling key generative AI capabilities like […]


Deploy CloudFormation Hooks to an Organization with service-managed StackSets

This post demonstrates using AWS CloudFormation StackSets to deploy CloudFormation Hooks from a centralized delegated administrator account to all accounts within an Organization Unit(OU). It provides step-by-step guidance to deploy controls at scale to your AWS Organization as Hooks using StackSets. By following this post, you will learn how to deploy a hook to hundreds […]

Looking beyond code coverage with Amazon CodeWhisperer

Code coverage is a code quality metric leveraging unit tests. Coming up with test cases with every combination of parameters requires developer’s time, which is already scarce. Developers’ focus is (mis)directed at just meeting the coverage threshold. In doing so, quality of code may be compromised and resulting code may still result in unexpected outcomes. […]

Best Practices for Prompt Engineering with Amazon CodeWhisperer

Generative AI coding tools are changing the way developers accomplish day-to-day development tasks. From generating functions to creating unit tests, these tools have helped customers accelerate software development. Amazon CodeWhisperer is an AI-powered productivity tools for the IDE and command line that helps improve developer productivity by providing code recommendations based on developers’ natural language […]

Best practices for scaling AWS CDK adoption within your organization

Enterprises are constantly seeking ways to accelerate their journey to the cloud. Infrastructure as code (IaC) is crucial for automating and managing cloud resources efficiently. The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) lets you define your cloud infrastructure as code in your favorite programming language and deploy it using AWS CloudFormation. In this post, we […]