AWS DevOps Blog

Managing Dev Environments with Amazon CodeCatalyst

An Amazon CodeCatalyst Dev Environment is a cloud-based development environment that you can use in CodeCatalyst to quickly work on the code stored in the source repositories of your project. The project tools and application libraries included in your Dev Environment are defined by a devfile in the source repository of your project. Introduction In […]

Journey to adopt Cloud-Native DevOps platform Series #2: Progressive delivery on Amazon EKS with Flagger and Gloo Edge Ingress Controller

In the last post, OfferUp modernized its DevOps platform with Amazon EKS and Flagger to accelerate time to market, we talked about hypergrowth and the technical challenges encountered by OfferUp in its existing DevOps platform. As a reminder, we presented how OfferUp modernized its DevOps platform with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and Flagger […]

Manually Approving Security Changes in CDK Pipeline

In this post I will show you how to add a manual approval to AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) Pipelines to confirm security changes before deployment. With this solution, when a developer commits a change, CDK pipeline identifies an IAM permissions change, pauses execution, and sends a notification to a security engineer to manually approve […]

Setting up a secure CI/CD pipeline in a private Amazon Virtual Private Cloud with no public internet access

With the rise of the cloud and increased security awareness, the use of private Amazon VPCs with no public internet access also expanded rapidly. This setup is recommended to make sure of proper security through isolation. The isolation requirement also applies to code pipelines, in which developers deploy their application modules, software packages, and other […]

re:Invent 2022 DevOps and Developer Productivity Playlist

Danielle Kucera, Karun Bakshi, and I were privileged to organize the DevOps and Developer Productivity (DOP) track for re:Invent 2022. For 2022, the DOP track included 58 sessions and nearly 100 speakers.  If you weren’t able to attend, I have compiled a list of the on-demand sessions for you below. Leadership Sessions Delighting developers: Builder experience […]

Team Collaboration with Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst enables teams to collaborate on features, tasks, bugs, and any other work involved when building software. CodeCatalyst was announced at re:Invent 2022 and is currently in preview. Introduction: In a prior post in this series, Using Workflows to Build, Test, and Deploy with Amazon CodeCatalyst, I discussed reading The Unicorn Project, by Gene […]

Secure CDK deployments with IAM permission boundaries

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) accelerates cloud development by allowing developers to use common programming languages when modelling their applications. To take advantage of this speed, developers need to operate in an environment where permissions and security controls don’t slow things down, and in a tightly controlled environment this is not always the case. […]

How Contino improved collaboration with Amazon CodeCatalyst

Amazon CodeCatalyst is a modern software development service that empowers teams to deliver software on AWS easily and quickly. CodeCatalyst provides one place where you can plan, code, and build, test, and deploy applications with continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools. It also helps streamlined team collaboration. Developers on modern software teams are usually distributed, work […]

The most visited AWS DevOps blogs in 2022

As we kick off 2023, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the top posts from 2022. Without further ado, here are the top 10 AWS DevOps Blog posts of 2022. #1: Integrating with GitHub Actions – CI/CD pipeline to deploy a Web App to Amazon EC2 Coming in at #1, Mahesh Biradar, Solutions […]

Building .NET 7 Applications with AWS CodeBuild

AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed DevOps service for building and testing your applications. As a fully managed service, there is no infrastructure to manage and you pay only for the resources that you use when you are building your applications. CodeBuild provides a default build image that contains the current Long Term Support (LTS) […]