AWS DevOps Blog

UI Testing at Scale with AWS Lambda

This is a guest blog post by Wes Couch and Kurt Waechter from the Blackboard Internal Product Development team about their experience using AWS Lambda. One year ago, one of our UI test suites took hours to run. Last month, it took 16 minutes. Today, it takes 39 seconds. Here’s how we did it. The […]

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How to Enable Caching for AWS CodeBuild

AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service. There are no servers to provision and scale, or software to install, configure, and operate. You just specify the location of your source code, choose your build settings, and CodeBuild runs build scripts for compiling, testing, and packaging your code. A typical application build process includes phases […]

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Access Resources in a VPC from AWS CodeBuild Builds

John Pignata, Startup Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services In this blog post we’re going to discuss a new AWS CodeBuild feature that is available starting today. CodeBuild builds can now access resources in a VPC directly without these resources being exposed to the public internet. These resources include Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) databases, Amazon ElastiCache clusters, […]

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Using AWS CodeCommit Pull Requests to request code reviews and discuss code

Thank you to Michael Edge, Senior Cloud Architect, for a great blog on CodeCommit pull requests. ~~~~~~~ AWS CodeCommit is a fully managed service for securely hosting private Git repositories. CodeCommit now supports pull requests, which allows repository users to review, comment upon, and interactively iterate on code changes. Used as a collaboration tool between […]

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Using AWS Step Functions State Machines to Handle Workflow-Driven AWS CodePipeline Actions

AWS CodePipeline is a continuous integration and continuous delivery service for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates. It offers powerful integration with other AWS services, such as AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CloudFormation and with third-party tools such as Jenkins and GitHub. These services make it possible for AWS customers to successfully automate various tasks, including infrastructure provisioning, blue/green deployments, serverless deployments, AMI baking, database provisioning, […]

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AWS Developer Tools Expands Integration to Include GitHub

AWS Developer Tools is a set of services that include AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy. Together, these services help you securely store and maintain version control of your application’s source code and automatically build, test, and deploy your application to AWS or your on-premises environment. These services are designed to enable […]

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Using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS Lambda for Serverless Automated UI Testing

Testing the user interface of a web application is an important part of the development lifecycle. In this post, I’ll explain how to automate UI testing using serverless technologies, including AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS Lambda. I built a website for UI testing that is hosted in S3. I used Selenium to perform cross-browser […]

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Simplify Your Jenkins Builds with AWS CodeBuild

Jeff Bezos famously said, “There’s a lot of undifferentiated heavy lifting that stands between your idea and that success.” He went on to say, “…70% of your time, energy, and dollars go into the undifferentiated heavy lifting and only 30% of your energy, time, and dollars gets to go into the core kernel of your […]

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Automating Blue/Green Deployments of Infrastructure and Application Code using AMIs, AWS Developer Tools, & Amazon EC2 Systems Manager

Previous DevOps blog posts have covered the following use cases for infrastructure and application deployment automation: Deploy to Production Using AWS CodeBuild and the AWS Developer Tools Suite: Deploying a simple Java application in an in-place deployment model using AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy orchestrated by AWS CodePipeline. Performing Blue/Green Deployments with AWS […]

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