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Tag: Best practices

Adding Comments inside AWS CloudFormation Templates

AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning on AWS. You can apply software engineering best practices such as version control, code reviews, unit tests, and continuous integration to the AWS CloudFormation templates, the same way you apply those best practices to your application code. For example, with application code, you can add descriptive comments to help you document various portions […]

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View CloudFormation Logs in the Console

Background AWS CloudFormation simplifies provisioning and management on AWS. You can templatize the service and application architectures you want, and have CloudFormation use the templates for quick and reliable provisioning of the services or applications as ‘stacks’. You can also easily update or replicate the stacks as needed. Inside the CloudFormation templates, you can configure the […]

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Locally Packaging Gem Dependencies for Ruby Applications in Elastic Beanstalk

Today’s guest post is by Charlie Crawford, a developer on the Elastic Beanstalk team. The Puma Ruby 2 container has a built-in feature to detect locally installed gems. This feature is easy to use, ensures that your production environment is using the same gems as your development environment, and helps your application deploy faster. Although this […]

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Part 5: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

RDS Read Replicas and ElastiCache: Bolting Jet Engines onto our Elastic Beanstalk App Welcome to the 5th (and final!) part of this 5-part series. Today we’ll talk about performance optimizations we made to our application, and we’ll do all of this in the context of a real load test that simulates actual customers using the […]

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Part 4: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

Today’s Topic: Scaling Storage and Transcoding with Amazon S3 and Elastic Transcoder Welcome to the 4th part of this 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. This week […]

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Part 3: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

Today’s Topic: Application Config and Regional Portability with AWS Elastic Beanstalk Welcome to the 3rd part of this 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. We’ll introduce a […]

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Part 2: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

Part 2: Elastic Beanstalk in VPC and Patterns for Authoring Multi-Region CloudFormation Templates Welcome to the 2nd part of this 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. We’ll […]

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Part 1: Develop, Deploy, and Manage for Scale with Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation Series

Part 1: Modeling an Elastic Beanstalk Application and its Dependencies in CloudFormation Welcome to the 1st part of a 5-part series where we’ll cover best-practices and practical tips & tricks for developing, deploying, and managing a web application with an eye for application performance and operational efficiency using AWS CloudFormation and Elastic Beanstalk. We’ll introduce […]

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Using OpsWorks to Configure EC2 instances

A key OpsWorks benefit is the ability to perform actions on EC2 instances in an automated and predictable manner, such as installing software, configuring RAID arrays, and managing users. Whereas in the past you might have run commands on your instance via SSH, you can now perform these tasks by using predefined scripts (called recipes) […]

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Authenticated File Downloads with CloudFormation

In this guest post, AWS Solution Architect Grace Mollison (@grapesfrog) discusses options for authenticated file downloads when using CloudFormation. Note: This post assumes familiarity with cfn-init and CloudFormation Metadata to bootstrap the EC2 instances in your CloudFormation stack. To learn more, see Automate LAMP Installation Using CloudFormation, Bootstrapping AWS CloudFormation Windows Stacks, or the cfn-init documentation […]

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