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Using Amazon CodeCatalyst blueprints to build and deploy .NET serverless applications

In part 2 of this blog post series, we show how to set up a project in Amazon CodeCatalyst and collaborate on the coding, building, testing, and deployment of .NET serverless applications in your AWS environments. Consider reviewing the first post, which introduced CodeCatalyst. It explains the compute fleet options that are available for your […]

Using Amazon CodeCatalyst blueprints to build and deploy .NET web applications to AWS

In this blog post, the first in a series of posts about using .NET with Amazon CodeCatalyst, we will guide you through building and deploying a .NET 6.0 ASP.NET Core web API to Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) using the ASP.NET Core web API project blueprint included with CodeCatalyst and the AWS .NET deployment […]

How to use AWS App2Container to automate the setup of Azure DevOps CI/CD pipelines

Introduction In this blog post, we will walk through how to automate the creation of an Azure DevOps release pipeline that deploys containerized applications to AWS. This solution will save you time and effort if you’re using Azure DevOps for version control or CI/CD and if you’re modernizing your applications using containers. We will use […]

Build, package, and publish .NET C# Lambda functions with the AWS CDK

CDK offers a high-level abstraction to define AWS resources using modern programming languages. Among its components, it provides aws-s3-assets, which is a high level construct that abstracts packaging AWS Lambda functions. The default behavior of this construct is to zip all the content into a folder and upload it to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. That works great for Lambda runtimes like Python or Node.js, which do not require code compilation, but for .NET, Java, or Go, which requires code compilation, you’ll need extra steps to restore external dependencies, compile the code, and publish the binary. This post will explore how to streamline building, packaging, and publishing .NET Lambda functions using AWS CDK.

How to load .NET configuration from AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. It enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve secrets used by your application, eliminating the need to hard-code sensitive information in plain text. You can use the Secrets Manager client to retrieve secrets using AWS SDK for .NET. However, this would require code changes and add to the complexity of your code, as you need to invoke the client whenever you need to read data stored in Secrets Manager. Instead, you can use the .NET configuration system – an extensible API used to read and manage application secrets. This lets developers use a familiar API to access secrets in secure storage and reduce complexity by using a single code path for all environments. Additionally, the provider lets existing applications move to Secrets Manager without making any code changes.

Using SMB CSI Driver on Amazon EKS Windows nodes

Back in 2020, we first published a blog post on how Windows pods on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Services (Amazon EKS) could access Amazon FSx for Windows File Server as persistent storage. This was accomplished by using AWS Systems Manager to automate the domain join. In the background, a feature from SMB protocol called “SMB Global […]

Quickly deploy a CI/CD pipeline for Serverless .NET applications on AWS

This is part 3 in the blog post series that is designed to introduce .NET Quick Starts for AWS. In this post, we will introduce you to the Quick Start that builds a complete CI/CD pipeline using AWS CodePipeline. This CI/CD pipeline is for a serverless .NET application built using AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, […]

Get started quickly with .NET with Amazon ECS on AWS Fargate using Quick Starts

This is the second part of a blog post series exploring AWS Quick Starts for .NET. In this post, you will learn how you can use the CI/CD for .NET Applications on AWS Fargate Quick Start. It will help you get started developing .NET applications with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) on AWS Fargate, […]

Building Windows containers with AWS CodePipeline on AWS GovCloud (US)

Many AWS GovCloud (US) customers and their partners use AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild to build Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines on AWS. Building on AWS GovCloud (US), however, introduces a few restrictions, not present in other AWS Regions, when implementing pipelines for Windows container applications. In this blog post, I will explain what these […]

How Tyler Technologies improved access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic using .NET on AWS

By Zovin Khanmohammed – Software Architect at Tyler Technologies     Arun Krishnaswamy – Sr. Solutions Architect at AWS (Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) is the largest provider of software to the United States public sector. The end-to-end solutions that Tyler provides empower the public sector to create smarter, safer, and stronger communities.) This blog post […]