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Leverage L2 constructs to reduce the complexity of your AWS CDK application

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source software development framework to define your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. AWS CDK uses the familiarity and expressive power of programming languages for modeling your applications. Constructs are the basic building blocks of AWS CDK apps. A construct represents a “cloud component” and encapsulates everything that […]

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Tighten your package security with CodeArtifact Package Origin Control toolkit

Introduction AWS CodeArtifact is a fully managed artifact repository service that makes it easy for organizations to securely store and share software packages used for application development. On Jul14 2022 we introduced a new feature called Package Origin Controls which allows customers to protect themselves against “dependency substitution“ or “dependency confusion” attacks. This class of […]

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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 […]

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Multi-Region Terraform Deployments with AWS CodePipeline using Terraform Built CI/CD

As of February 2022, the AWS Cloud spans 84 Availability Zones within 26 geographic Regions, with announced plans for more Availability Zones and Regions. Customers can leverage this global infrastructure to expand their presence to their primary target of users, satisfying data residency requirements, and implementing disaster recovery strategy to make sure of business continuity. […]

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Build Health Aware CI/CD Pipelines

Everything fails all the time — Werner Vogels, AWS CTO At the moment of imminent failure, you want to avoid an unlucky deployment. I’ll start here with a short story that demonstrates the purpose of this post. The DevOps team has just started a database upgrade with a planned outage of 30 minutes. The team […]

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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 […]

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Building Blue/Green application deployment to Micro Focus Enterprise Server

Organizations running mainframe production workloads often follow the traditional approach of application deployment. To release new features of existing applications into production, the application is redeployed using the new version of software on the existing infrastructure. This poses the following challenges: The cutover of the application deployment from testing to production usually takes place during […]

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Automated security and compliance remediation at HDI

with Dr. Malte Polley (HDI Systeme AG – Cloud Solutions Architect) At HDI, one of the biggest European insurance group companies, we use AWS to build new services and capabilities and delight our customers. Working in the financial services industry, the company has to comply with numerous regulatory requirements in the areas of data protection […]

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How Amazon CodeGuru Reviewer helps Gridium maintain a high quality codebase

Gridium creates software that lets people run commercial buildings at a lower cost and with less energy. Currently, half of the world lives in cities. Soon, nearly 70% will, while buildings utilize 40% of the world’s electricity. In the U.S. alone, commercial real estate value tops one trillion dollars. Furthermore, much of this asset class […]

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BigHat Reference Architecture

Choosing a CI/CD approach: AWS Services with BigHat Biosciences

Founded in 2019, BigHat Biosciences’ mission is to improve human health by reimagining antibody discovery and engineering to create better antibodies faster. Their integrated computational + experimental approach speeds up antibody design and discovery by combining high-speed molecular characterization with machine learning technologies to guide the search for better antibodies. They apply these design capabilities […]

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