AWS DevOps Blog

Automatic Deployment to New Amazon EC2 On-Demand and Spot Instances Using AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon CloudWatch Events, and AWS Lambda

AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates application deployments to your compute infrastructure, including fleets of Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy can automatically deploy the latest app version to any new EC2 instance launched due to a scaling event. However, if your servers are not part of the Auto Scaling group, it might be a […]

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Continuous Deployment to Kubernetes using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, Amazon ECR and AWS Lambda

Thank you to my colleague Omar Lari for this blog on how to create a continuous deployment pipeline for Kubernetes! You can use Kubernetes and AWS together to create a fully managed, continuous deployment pipeline for container based applications. This approach takes advantage of Kubernetes’ open-source system to manage your containerized applications, and the AWS […]

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Aspect-Oriented Programming for AWS X-Ray Using Spring

This post was written by Andy Powell, Partner Solutions Architect. For developers, tracing and instrumenting code is one of the most valuable tools when debugging code. When you are developing locally, you can use local debugging and profiling tools, but when you deploy an application to the cloud, the task is more challenging. In this […]

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Instrumenting Web Apps Using AWS X-Ray

This post was written by James Bowman, Software Development Engineer, AWS X-Ray AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug distributed applications and underlying services in production. You can identify and analyze root-causes of performance issues and errors, understand customer impact, and extract statistical aggregations (such as histograms) for optimization. In this blog post, I will […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon SNS to Notify when AWS X-Ray Detects Elevated Levels of Latency, Errors, and Faults in Your Application

AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production applications built using microservices or serverless architectures and quantify customer impact. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing and identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. You can use these insights to identify issues and opportunities […]

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Using Custom Source Actions in AWS CodePipeline for Increased Visibility for Third-Party Source Control

Update: We’ve added webhook support to CodePipeline. See the architecture below for more details. In our previous post, Integrating Git with AWS CodePipeline, we demonstrated one way to integrate third-party Git repositories with AWS CodePipeline by using Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and Amazon S3. That approach allows you to quickly integrate your Git repository […]

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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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