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Tag: CloudFormation

Building and testing polyglot applications using AWS CodeBuild

Prakash Palanisamy, Solutions Architect Microservices are becoming the new normal, and it’s natural to use multiple different programming languages for different microservices in the same application. This blog post explains how easy it is to build polyglot applications, test them, and package them for deployment using a single AWS CodeBuild project. CodeBuild adds support for […]

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Implementing GitFlow Using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy

This post provides a high-level framework for how to implement GitFlow using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy. We also provide AWS CloudFormation templates and AWS CLI commands to help you get going. Before we begin, we want to point out that we strongly encourage Amazon teams to practice continuous integration (CI) […]

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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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Validating AWS CloudFormation Templates

For their continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline path, many companies use tools like Jenkins, Chef, and AWS CloudFormation. Usually, the process is managed by two or more teams. One team is responsible for designing and developing an application, CloudFormation templates, and so on. The other team is generally responsible for integration and deployment. […]

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Continuous Delivery of Nested AWS CloudFormation Stacks Using AWS CodePipeline

In CodePipeline Update – Build Continuous Delivery Workflows for CloudFormation Stacks, Jeff Barr discusses infrastructure as code and how to use AWS CodePipeline for continuous delivery. In this blog post, I discuss the continuous delivery of nested CloudFormation stacks using AWS CodePipeline, with AWS CodeCommit as the source repository and AWS CodeBuild as a build […]

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Building a Secure Cross-Account Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Most organizations create multiple AWS accounts because they provide the highest level of resource and security isolation. In this blog post, I will discuss how to use cross account AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) access to orchestrate continuous integration and continuous deployment. Do I need multiple accounts? If you answer “yes” to any of […]

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Use AWS CloudFormation to Automate the Creation of an S3 Bucket with Cross-Region Replication Enabled

At the request of many of our customers, in this blog post, we will discuss how to use AWS CloudFormation to create an S3 bucket with cross-region replication enabled. We’ve included a CloudFormation template with this post that uses an AWS Lambda-backed custom resource to create source and destination buckets. What is S3 cross-region replication? […]

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Using AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB in an Automated Approach to Managing AWS CloudFormation Template Parameters and Mappings

AWS CloudFormation gives you an easy way to codify the creation and management of related AWS resources. The optional Mappings and Parameters sections of CloudFormation templates help you organize and parameterize your templates so you can quickly customize your stack. As organizations adopt Infrastructure as Code best practices, the number of mappings and parameters can […]

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From ELK Stack to EKK: Aggregating and Analyzing Apache Logs with Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis, and Kibana

By Pubali Sen, Shankar Ramachandran Log aggregation is critical to your operational infrastructure. A reliable, secure, and scalable log aggregation solution makes all the difference during a crunch-time debugging session. In this post, we explore an alternative to the popular log aggregation solution, the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana): the EKK stack (Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon […]

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