AWS DevOps Blog

CloudFormation Office Hours: New Features, Building a VPC, and Live Q&A

We’re back next week with CloudFormation Office Hours at 9:00a.m. PST on Thursday, February 13th. Sign up or learn more at http://bit.ly/awsoh3_bg. We’ll walk through the basics of building and managing an Amazon VPC with CloudFormation. Additionally we’ll look at top forum items, and – of course – answer your questions, live! Help Build the Agenda You […]

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Join us for a CloudFormation Office Hours Hangout

We’re hosting CloudFormation Office Hours next week at 9:00a.m. PST on Thursday, January 30th and you’re invited! Sign up or learn more at http://bit.ly/cfnoh2_bg  We’ll be joined by a CloudFormation software engineer to learn about authenticated file downloads in cfn-init. We’ll also look at top forum items, and – of course – answer your questions, live! Previous Sessions […]

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Using DynamoDB and SNS with Elastic Beanstalk in any Supported AWS Region

It’s common for applications running on Elastic Beanstalk to use other AWS services for things like data storage, message processing, etc. In today’s blog post, let’s talk about how we would build an application that runs in Elastic Beanstalk, stores data in Amazon DynamoDB, sends notifications to the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), and can […]

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Passing Parameters to CloudFormation Stacks with the AWS CLI and Powershell

In this guest post, AWS Solution Architect Grace Mollison discusses options for passing stack parameters when using the AWS CLI or AWS Tools for PowerShell. AWS has two relatively new Command line tools, including the Python-based AWS Command Line Interface and the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell In this short post I’ll describe how you […]

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Elastic Beanstalk Video Tutorial: Worker Tier

A few months ago we published a sample app and accompanying 3-part video series about building and running a simple, scalable signup form on AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Today we’ve extended the sample and added a 4th video, both focused on teaching you how to use the new Worker Tier feature to handle asynchronous tasks. With […]

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A Few New CloudFormation Features for the New Year

Earlier this afternoon CloudFormation launched a few new features that you might be interested in: More Parameters and Outputs – CloudFormation now supports up to 60 parameters and 60 ouputs per stack.  New Auto Scaling Featuers – Support for the new Auto Scaling features that were launched today, including EBS PIOPS in your Launch Configurations. Expanded SQS […]

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Resource Condition Support in the AWS CloudFormation Editor for Visual Studio

CloudFormation recently added support for conditional resource creation and my colleague Norm Johanson updated the CloudFormation template editor in the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio to support this new feature. Here’s a screenshot of conditionals in the editor: Norm wrote a nice post about it over on the .NET Development blog. Check it out at http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/net/post/TxLCYWVVGA2IY1/Resource-Condition-Support-in-the-AWS-CloudFormation-Editor

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AWS Console for iOS and Android Now Supports OpsWorks

We’re pleased to announce support for AWS OpsWorks in the AWS Console mobile app, available on Amazon Appstore, Google Play, and iTunes. The mobile app lets you view the configuration and health of your resources on the go so you can better understand and respond to incidents that may impact your application when you can’t […]

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