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The most visited AWS DevOps blogs in 2022

As we kick off 2023, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the top posts from 2022. Without further ado, here are the top 10 AWS DevOps Blog posts of 2022. #1: Integrating with GitHub Actions – CI/CD pipeline to deploy a Web App to Amazon EC2 Coming in at #1, Mahesh Biradar, Solutions […]

Organize your AWS Serverless code to prevent merge conflicts

How do you prevent the most common merge conflicts when your team is working on a Serverless application? How do you make sure that your team stays productive and avoids large merge issues while trying to update the same crucial files simultaneously? –The answer to both questions is code organization! You can use cfn-include and […]

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Using CloudFormation events to build custom workflows for post provisioning management

Over one million active customers manage application resources with AWS CloudFormation every week. CloudFormation is a service that helps you model, provision, and manage your cloud resources by treating Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It can simplify infrastructure management, quickly replicate your environment to multiple AWS regions with a single turn-key solution, and let you easily […]

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 […]

Manage application security and compliance with the AWS Cloud Development Kit and cdk-nag

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is an important part of Cloud Applications. Developers rely on various Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tools to identify security/compliance issues and mitigate these issues early on, before releasing their applications to production. Additionally, SAST tools often provide reporting mechanisms that can help developers verify compliance during security reviews. cdk-nag integrates […]

Use the AWS Toolkit for Azure DevOps to automate your deployments to AWS

Many developers today seek to improve productivity by finding better ways to collaborate, enhance code quality and automate repetitive tasks. We hear from some of our customers that they would like to leverage services such as AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeBuild and other AWS Developer Tools to manage their AWS resources while continuing to use their […]

Govern CI/CD best practices via AWS Service Catalog

Introduction AWS Service Catalog enables organizations to create and manage Information Technology (IT) services catalogs that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include resources such as virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multi-tier application architectures. AWS Service Catalog lets you centrally manage deployed IT services and your applications, […]

Leverage DevOps Guru for RDS to detect anomalies and resolve operational issues

The Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) is a popular choice among organizations running critical applications that supports online transaction processing (OLTP) use-cases. But managing the RDBMS database comes with its own challenges. AWS has made it easier for organizations to operate these databases in the cloud, thereby addressing the undifferentiated heavy lifting with managed databases […]

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How to unit test and deploy AWS Glue jobs using AWS CodePipeline

This post is intended to assist users in understanding and replicating a method to unit test Python-based ETL Glue Jobs, using the PyTest Framework in AWS CodePipeline. In the current practice, several options exist for unit testing Python scripts for Glue jobs in a local environment. Although a local development environment may be set up […]

How MarketAxess® uses AWS Developer Tools to create scalable and secure CI/CD pipelines

Very often,  enterprise organizations strive to adopt modern DevOps practices, to focus on governance and security without sacrificing development velocity. In this guest post, Prashant Joshi, Senior Cloud Engineer at MarketAxess, explains how they use the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK), AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeBuild to simplify the developer experience by dynamically provisioning […]