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Category: Management Tools

AWS CloudFormation Linter (cfn-lint) v1

Introduction The CloudFormation Linter, cfn-lint, is a powerful tool designed to enhance the development process of AWS CloudFormation templates. It serves as a static analysis tool that checks CloudFormation templates for potential errors and best practices, ensuring that your infrastructure as code adheres to AWS best practices and standards. With its comprehensive rule set and […]

Quickly adopt new AWS features with the Terraform AWS Cloud Control provider

AWS customers using Terraform as their IaC tool can now benefit from faster time-to-market by building cloud infrastructure with the latest AWS innovations that are typically available on the Terraform AWS CC Provider on the day of launch.

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 […]

Import entire applications into AWS CloudFormation

AWS Infrastructure as Code (IaC) enables customers to manage, model, and provision infrastructure at scale. You can declare your infrastructure as code in YAML or JSON by using AWS CloudFormation, in a general purpose programming language using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), or visually using Application Composer. IaC configurations can then be audited and […]

Announcing CDK Migrate: A single command to migrate to the AWS CDK

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of CDK Migrate, a component of the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). This feature enables users to migrate AWS CloudFormation templates, previously deployed CloudFormation stacks, or resources created outside of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) into a CDK application. This feature is being launched in tandem with the […]


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 […]

Git sync configuration data indicting repository, provider, branch, deployment file path, and Git sync status

Automate safe AWS CloudFormation deployments from GitHub

AWS CloudFormation, an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) service that lets you model, provision, and manage AWS and third-party resources, now supports using Git sync to automatically trigger a deployment whenever a tracked Git repository is updated. This enables developers to significantly speed up the development cycle for CloudFormation by integrating into their Git workflow and […]

Introducing Amazon CodeWhisperer for command line

The command line is used by over thirty million engineers to write, build, run, debug, and deploy software. However, despite how critical it is to the software development process, the command line is notoriously hard to use. Its output is terse, its interface is from the 1970s, and it offers no hints about the ‘right […]

Introducing Amazon CodeWhisperer Dashboard and CloudWatch Metrics

Amazon CodeWhisperer is an AI coding companion that helps improve developer productivity by offering contextualized code snippets, or suggestions, generated based on coding context and natural language prompts to help developers build software quickly, responsibly, and securely. For enterprise customers, CodeWhisperer offers a Professional tier that adds administrative features, like SSO and IAM Identity Center […]