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Team Collaboration with Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst enables teams to collaborate on features, tasks, bugs, and any other work involved when building software. CodeCatalyst was announced at re:Invent 2022 and is currently in preview. Introduction: In a prior post in this series, Using Workflows to Build, Test, and Deploy with Amazon CodeCatalyst, I discussed reading The Unicorn Project, by Gene […]

Secure CDK deployments with IAM permission boundaries

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) accelerates cloud development by allowing developers to use common programming languages when modelling their applications. To take advantage of this speed, developers need to operate in an environment where permissions and security controls don’t slow things down, and in a tightly controlled environment this is not always the case. […]

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 […]

Develop a serverless application in Python using Amazon CodeWhisperer

While writing code to develop applications, developers must keep up with multiple programming languages, frameworks, software libraries, and popular cloud services from providers such as AWS. Even though developers can find code snippets on developer communities, to either learn from them or repurpose the code, manually searching for the snippets with an exact or even […]

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, […]

Journey to adopt Cloud-Native DevOps platform Series #1: OfferUp modernized DevOps platform with Amazon EKS and Flagger to accelerate time to market

In this two part series, we discuss the challenges faced by OfferUp, a Digital Native customer, to meet business growth and time-to-market. Their journey involved modernizing their existing DevOps platform, from the traditional monolith virtual machine (VM) based architecture to modern containerized architecture and running cloud-native applications for secured progressive delivery to accelerate time to […]

Publish Amazon DevOps Guru Insights to Slack Channel

Customers using Amazon DevOps Guru often wants to publish operational insights to chat collaboration platforms, such as Slack and Amazon Chime. Amazon DevOps Guru offers a fully managed AIOps platform service that enables developers and operators to improve application availability and resolve operational issues faster. It minimizes manual effort by leveraging machine learning (ML) powered […]

Implementing long running deployments with AWS CloudFormation Custom Resources using AWS Step Functions

AWS CloudFormation custom resource provides mechanisms to provision AWS resources that don’t have built-in support from CloudFormation. It lets us write custom provisioning logic for resources that aren’t supported as resource types under CloudFormation. This post focusses on the use cases where CloudFormation custom resource is used to implement a long running task/job. With custom […]

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 […]

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 […]