AWS DevOps Blog

Use AWS CodeDeploy to Implement Blue/Green Deployments for AWS Fargate and Amazon ECS

We are pleased to announce support for blue/green deployments for services hosted using AWS Fargate and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). In AWS CodeDeploy, blue/green deployments help you minimize downtime during application updates. They allow you to launch a new version of your application alongside the old version and test the new version before […]

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Build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline for Your Container Images with Amazon ECR as Source

Today, we are launching support for Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) as a source provider in AWS CodePipeline. You can now initiate an AWS CodePipeline pipeline update by uploading a new image to Amazon ECR. This makes it easier to set up a continuous delivery pipeline and use the AWS Developer Tools for CI/CD. […]

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Using AWS CodePipeline to Perform Multi-Region Deployments

AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery service that helps you automate your release pipelines for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates. Now that AWS CodePipeline supports cross-region actions, you can deploy your application across multiple regions from a single pipeline. Deploying your application to multiple regions can improve both latency and availability […]

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New – How to better monitor your custom application metrics using Amazon CloudWatch Agent

This blog was contributed by Zhou Fang, Sr. Software Development Engineer for Amazon CloudWatch and Helen Lin, Sr. Product Manager for Amazon CloudWatch Amazon CloudWatch collects monitoring and operational data from both your AWS resources and on-premises servers, providing you with a unified view of your infrastructure and application health.

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Using Federated Identities with AWS CodeCommit

Thanks to Raja Mani, AWS Solutions Architect, for this great blog that describes how federated users can access AWS CodeCommit. — You can access repositories in AWS CodeCommit using the identities used in your business. This is useful because you can reuse your existing organizational identities and authentication methods. In this blog post, we’ll focus […]

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How to Test and Debug AWS CodeDeploy Locally Before You Ship Your Code

AWS CodeDeploy is a powerful service for automating deployments to Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, and on-premises servers. However, it can take some effort to get complex deployments up and running or to identify the error in your application when something goes wrong. When I set up new deployments or debug existing ones, I like to […]

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Building an Amazon CloudWatch Dashboard Outside of the AWS Management Console

Steve McCurry is a Senior Product Manager for CloudWatch This is the second in a series of two blog posts that demonstrate how to use the new CloudWatch snapshot graphs feature. You can find the first post here. A key challenge for any DevOps team is to provide sufficient monitoring visibility on service health. Although […]

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Snapshot graphs and cloudwatch alarms

Reduce Time to Resolution with Amazon CloudWatch Snapshot Graphs and Alerts

Steve McCurry is a Senior Product Manager for Amazon CloudWatch. This is the first in a series of two blog posts that show how to use the new Amazon CloudWatch snapshot graphs feature. Although automated alerts are an important feature of any monitoring solution, including Amazon CloudWatch, it can be challenging to identify the issues […]

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How to Run Headless Front-End Tests with AWS Cloud9 and AWS CodeBuild

Automated testing is a critical component to a well-designed software development lifecycle. When you test front-end applications, you often use a browser in combination with testing frameworks. A headless browser is one that is used on a server that does not normally need to run visual applications. In this blog post, I will show you […]

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Extending AWS CodeBuild with Custom Build Environments for the .NET Framework

Thanks to Greg Eppel, Sr. Solutions Architect, Microsoft Platform for this great blog that describes how to create a custom CodeBuild build environment for the .NET Framework. — AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. CodeBuild provides curated build […]

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