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Open Source News Roundup: June 22, 2018

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Next Week! Amazon Linux Launch Event

Join us for an interactive event and discover how you can innovate faster using AWS services for Amazon Linux. Senior product leaders from Amazon will announce new features, provide interactive demos, and AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr will share his insights. Afterwards, join us for drinks to celebrate and get 1:1 access to AWS experts.

Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) Now Generally Available

In case you missed it: Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is now generally available and supported for production use to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain the Kubernetes management infrastructure. – AWS What’s New


Espressif Systems’ ESP32 is now qualified for Amazon FreeRTOS. You can download the code on GitHub. – AWS What’s New

Amazon SageMaker Now Supports PyTorch and TensorFlow 1.8

Now you can easily train and deploy your PyTorch deep learning models in Amazon SageMaker. This is the fourth deep learning framework that Amazon SageMaker has added support for, in addition to TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and Chainer. – Machine Learning blog

Amazon SageMaker Example Notebooks Through Jupyter Dashboard

You can now access all of the example Jupyter notebooks provided through Amazon SageMaker from a new “SageMaker Examples” tab on the Jupyter interface console to help you get started using machine learning even faster. – AWS What’s New

Desole: Open Source Error Tracking

Open source error tracking for application exceptions and errors. Install in your AWS account with a click via the Serverless App Repository – Desole news, AWS Serverless repo

Open Sourcing Zuul 2

Cloud gateway Zuul 2 is used at Netflix as the front door for all requests coming into Netflix’s cloud infrastructure. – Netflix Tech blog

How I Do Local Docker Development for My AWS Fargate Application

“I’ll explore how to create a local development environment that lets me write code and test it in a container prior to using my CI/CD pipeline to deploy to the container to my production AWS Fargate environment.” – Nathan Peck on Medium

FOSS Project Spotlight: CloudMapper, an AWS Visualization Tool

Duo Security has released CloudMapper, an open-source tool for visualizing Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environments. – Linux Journal

Intro to Open Source Databases on AWS – AWS Online Tech Talks

Learn the benefits of building apps on AWS with open source databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Memcached. See how AWS database services provide the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source while automating time-consuming administrative tasks. Get an inside look at how Amazon Aurora, a cloud-native database service, enhances open source MySQL and PostgreSQL with enterprise performance and availability.

Redis 4.0 Compatibility in Amazon ElastiCache

Amazon ElastiCache makes it easy for you to set up a fully managed in-memory data store and cache with Redis or Memcached. Today we’re pleased to launch compatibility with Redis 4.0 in ElastiCache. – AWS News blog

Deploy AWS Lambda Functions with aws-sam-cli and Travis-CI

“As serverless computing makes its way into the toolbox of more engineers and developers,the need for streamlined development and deployment options grows in importance. This 2-part series will share a basic workflow I’ve developed for developing and deploying serverless functions to AWS.” – Mike Vanbuskirk on

Adrian Cockcroft AWS Video PLAYLIST

The evolution of business logic, database schemas, lessons from Netflix, mapping your stack, digital transformation, and chaos architecture. – AWS YouTube channel


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Deirdré Straughan

Deirdré has been communicating about technology, and helping others to do so, for 30 years. She has written one book (so far); edited two more (so far); produced and delivered technical training; produced hundreds of videos and live streams of technical talks; written, edited, and managed blogs; and managed events. She has been applying this skill set to cloud computing since 2010, and to open source for even longer. She joined AWS in 2017. You can find her at @deirdres on Twitter.