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Using Amazon CloudWatch Logs with AWS OpsWorks

by Chris Barclay | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

It is often useful to be able to store log files in a central place for easy access and reporting. Amazon CloudWatch Logs is a new service that is designed to help you monitor, store, and access your system, application, and custom log files from Amazon EC2 instances. For example, you can monitor application logs […]

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Locally Packaging Gem Dependencies for Ruby Applications in Elastic Beanstalk

Today’s guest post is by Charlie Crawford, a developer on the Elastic Beanstalk team. The Puma Ruby 2 container has a built-in feature to detect locally installed gems. This feature is easy to use, ensures that your production environment is using the same gems as your development environment, and helps your application deploy faster. Although this […]

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Build and Deploy a Federated Web Identity application with AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Login with Amazon.

Today’s post comes from Sebastien, Technical Trainer for AWS. Based in Luxembourg, he helps our customers and partners gain proficiency with AWS services and solutions. You can follow him on Twitter @sebsto. This article describes why and how your applications can take advantage of Web Identity Federation and how to deploy such applications on Elastic Beanstalk. In […]

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Dockerizing a Python Web App

A few weeks ago Elastic Beanstalk announced support for deploying and managing Docker containers in the AWS cloud. In this post we’ll walk through Dockerizing a simple signup form web app originally written for the Elastic Beanstalk Python environment. About the Signup Form App We built and blogged about this app a few months ago. […]

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Customizing AWS OpsWorks with Attributes

by Chris Barclay | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

There are a number of ways to customize Amazon EC2 instances using AWS OpsWorks. In a previous blog we demonstrated some easy ways to customize OpsWorks by writing your own recipes. In this blog we’re going to show how to use Chef attributes to customize recipes. Chef attributes are input parameters to Chef recipes. The […]

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Part 5: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

RDS Read Replicas and ElastiCache: Bolting Jet Engines onto our Elastic Beanstalk App Welcome to the 5th (and final!) part of this 5-part series. Today we’ll talk about performance optimizations we made to our application, and we’ll do all of this in the context of a real load test that simulates actual customers using the […]

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Part 4: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

Today’s Topic: Scaling Storage and Transcoding with Amazon S3 and Elastic Transcoder Welcome to the 4th part of this 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. This week […]

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Part 3: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

Today’s Topic: Application Config and Regional Portability with AWS Elastic Beanstalk Welcome to the 3rd part of this 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. We’ll introduce a […]

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Part 2: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

Part 2: Elastic Beanstalk in VPC and Patterns for Authoring Multi-Region CloudFormation Templates Welcome to the 2nd part of this 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. We’ll […]

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Quick-Launch Your Elastic Beanstalk Application in Three Clicks

Today’s guest post is from Jebran Syed, a developer on the Elastic Beanstalk team. AWS Elastic Beanstalk has a new feature that allows users to quickly deploy a new application with just a few clicks. You can now create a hyperlink that includes applicationName and solutionStackName parameters in the URL and Elastic Beanstalk will do […]

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