AWS Open Source Blog

Category: DevOps

Continuous deployment of Cloud Custodian to AWS Control Tower

Cloud Custodian is an open source, cloud security, governance, and management tool that enables users to keep their Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment secure and well managed by defining policies in a YAML domain specific language (DSL). Cloud Custodian works by defining policies in a YAML file and running the defined policies against AWS accounts. […]

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Testing AWS Lambda functions written in Java

Testing is an essential task when building software. Testing helps improve software quality by finding bugs before they reach production. The sooner we know there is a defect in code, the easier and cheaper it is to correct. Automated tests are a central piece in reducing this feedback loop. In association with a continuous integration […]

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How the jsii open source framework meets developers where they are

A central part of the value proposition that the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is set to deliver is the ability for developers to express their infrastructure requirements in the programming languages they are most comfortable with. The DevOps movement has blurred the line between application code and infrastructure definition, and it is only […]

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Compliance-as-code and auto-remediation with Cloud Custodian

Many organizations identify governance and compliance as challenges, and a lack of visibility into cloud infrastructure as a prevalent problem. Companies spend thousands of hours a year maintaining compliance. Automating compliance monitoring and response not only reduces the burden of maintenance, but also increases the visibility across cloud environments. With the increasing cost and human […]

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Accelerate infrastructure as code development with open source Former2

In this post, AWS Community Hero, Ian Mckay, highlights the capabilities of Former2, an open source project that enables you to generate infrastructure as code (IaC) templates from existing AWS resources in your account. This post covers how Mckay created Former2, how to use it, the challenges around it, and the future for Former2. When […]

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Open sourcing the Porting Assistant for .NET

In July 2020, AWS launched the Porting Assistant for .NET, a tool for analyzing the compatibility of .NET Framework applications and estimating the effort required to port them to .NET Core. Porting applications to .NET Core enables you to take advantage of future investments in .NET, reduced license spend, and innovations to improve application scaling […]

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Using multiple queues and instance types in AWS ParallelCluster 2.9

Since its release as an officially supported AWS tool and open source project in November 2018, AWS ParallelCluster has made it simple for high performance computing (HPC) customers to set up easy-to-use environments with compute, storage, job scheduling, and networking in the cloud in one cohesive package. These clusters can cater to a wide variety […]

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Multi-environment CI/CD pipelines with AWS CodePipeline and open source tools

A common scenario AWS customers face is how to automate their infrastructure deployments on AWS. Customers must create a secure, agile workflow that deploys to the cloud and uses their preferred AWS services. Customers also need a reliable, supportable deployment pattern driven by automated workflows that are not overly complex and difficult to manage. Customer […]

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Realize Policy-as-Code with AWS Cloud Development Kit through Open Policy Agent

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software framework that allows users to define and provision AWS infrastructure using familiar programming languages. Using CDK, you can version control infrastructure, and the Infrastructure-as-Code concept opens up new opportunities to manage AWS infrastructure more efficiently and reliably. But when planning to deploy new AWS […]

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Why Jenkins still continuously serves developers

For an estimated 15 million developers, Jenkins is synonymous with countless iterations of collectible stickers of the iconic, non-assuming butler that have adorned their laptops all over the world. The butler is representative of the ubiquitous open source continuous integration (CI) technology that has quietly automated an endless set of development tasks for well over […]

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