AWS DevOps Blog

Category: Best Practices

Your DevOps and Developer Productivity guide to re:Invent 2023

Your DevOps and Developer Productivity guide to re:Invent 2023 ICYMI – AWS re:Invent is less than a week away! We can’t wait to join thousands of builders in person and virtually for another exciting event. Still need to save your spot? You can register here. With so much planned for the DevOps and Developer Productivity […]

Announcing the AWS Well-Architected Framework DevOps Guidance

March 26, 2024: The DevOps Guidance is now available in the Lens Catalog of the AWS Well-Architected Tool as the DevOps Lens. This update enables users to self-assess their cloud-based workloads against these best practices and view improvement plans through the tool’s report. Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS Well-Architected […]

Using Generative AI, Amazon Bedrock and Amazon CodeGuru to Improve Code Quality and Security

Automated code analysis plays a key role in improving code quality and compliance. Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer provides automated recommendations that can assist developers in identifying defects and deviation from coding best practices. For instance, CodeGuru Security automatically flags potential security vulnerabilities such as SQL injection, hardcoded AWS credentials and cross-site request forgery, to name a […]

Blue/Green deployments using AWS CDK Pipelines and AWS CodeDeploy

Customers often ask for help with implementing Blue/Green deployments to Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) using AWS CodeDeploy. Their use cases usually involve cross-Region and cross-account deployment scenarios. These requirements are challenging enough on their own, but in addition to those, there are specific design decisions that need to be considered when using CodeDeploy. […]

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Enhancing Resource Isolation in AWS CDK with the App Staging Synthesizer

AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) has become a powerful tool for defining and provisioning AWS cloud resources. While CDK simplifies the process of infrastructure as code, managing resources across different projects and environments can still present challenges. In this blog post, we’ll explore a new experimental library, the App Staging Synthesizer, that enhances resource isolation […]

Build and deploy to Amazon EKS with Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst is an integrated service for software development teams adopting continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) practices into their software development process. CodeCatalyst puts all of the tools that development teams need in one place, allowing for a unified experience for collaborating on, building, and releasing software. You can also integrate AWS resources with your […]

Automate Lambda code signing with Amazon CodeCatalyst and AWS Signer

Amazon CodeCatalyst is an integrated service for software development teams adopting continuous integration and deployment practices into their software development process. CodeCatalyst puts the tools you need all in one place. You can plan work, collaborate on code build, test, and deploy applications with continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools. You can also integrate AWS resources […]

Manage roles and entitlements with PBAC using Amazon Verified Permissions

Manage roles and entitlements with PBAC using Amazon Verified Permissions

Traditionally, customers have used role-based access control (RBAC) to manage entitlements within their applications. The application controls what users can do, based on the roles they are assigned. But, the drive for least privilege has led to an exponential growth in the number of roles. Customers can address this role explosion by moving authorization logic […]

Best Practices for Writing Step Functions Terraform Projects

Terraform by HashiCorp is one of the most popular infrastructure-as-code (IaC) platforms. AWS Step Functions is a visual workflow service that helps developers use AWS services to build distributed applications, automate processes, orchestrate microservices, and create data and machine learning (ML) pipelines. In this blog, we showcase best practices for users leveraging Terraform to deploy […]

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Automated Code Review on Pull Requests using AWS CodeCommit and AWS CodeBuild

Pull Requests play a critical part in the software development process. They ensure that a developer’s proposed code changes are reviewed by relevant parties before code is merged into the main codebase. This is a standard procedure that is followed across the globe in different organisations today. However, pull requests often require code reviewers to […]