Slack is widely used by DevOps and development teams to communicate status. Typically, when a build has been tested and is ready to be promoted to a staging environment, a QA engineer or DevOps engineer kicks off the deployment. Using Slack in a ChatOps collaboration model, the promotion can be done in a single click from a Slack channel. And because the promotion happens through a Slack channel, the whole development team knows what’s happening without checking email. In this blog post, I will show you how to integrate AWS services with a Slack application. I use an interactive message button and incoming webhook toRead More →

[Editor’s note: This is one of many posts on enterprise features enabled by Kubernetes Engine 1.10. For the full coverage, follow along here.]Many customers of Kubernetes Engine, especially enterprises, need to autoscale their environments based on more than just CPU usage—for example queue length or concurrent persistent connections. In Kubernetes Engine 1.9 we started adding features to address this and today, with the latest beta release of Horizontal Pod Autoscaler (HPA) on Kubernetes Engine 1.10, you can configure your deployments to scale horizontally in a variety of ways. To walk you through your different horizontal scaling options, meet Barbara, a DevOps engineer working at a globalRead More →

Thanks to Susan Ferrell, Senior Technical Writer, for a great blog post on how to use CodeCommit branch-level permissions. —- AWS CodeCommit users have been asking for a way to restrict commits to some repository branches to just a few people. In this blog post, we’re going to show you how to do that by creating and applying a conditional policy, an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy that contains a context key. Why would I do this? When you create a branch in an AWS CodeCommit repository, the branch is available, by default, to all repository users. Here are some scenarios in which refiningRead More →

Today, we’re excited to announce local build support in AWS CodeBuild. AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service. There are no servers to provision and scale, or software to install, configure, and operate. You just specify the location of your source code, choose your build settings, and CodeBuild runs build scripts for compiling, testing, and packaging your code. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to set up CodeBuild locally to build and test a sample Java application. By building an application on a local machine you can: Test the integrity and contents of a buildspec file locally. Test and build an application locallyRead More →

This post is written by Eric Han – Vice President of Product Management Portworx and Asif Khan – Solutions Architect Data is the soul of an application. As containers make it easier to package and deploy applications faster, testing plays an even more important role in the reliable delivery of software. Given that all applications have data, development teams want a way to reliably control, move, and test using real application data or, at times, obfuscated data. For many teams, moving application data through a CI/CD pipeline, while honoring compliance and maintaining separation of concerns, has been a manual task that doesn’t scale. At best, it is limitedRead More →

This post is written by Asif Awan, Chief Technology Officer of Layered Insight, Subin Mathew – Software Development Manager for AWS CodeBuild, and Asif Khan – Solutions Architect Enterprises adopt containers because they recognize the benefits: speed, agility, portability, and high compute density. They understand how accelerating application delivery and deployment pipelines makes it possible to rapidly slipstream new features to customers. Although the benefits are indisputable, this acceleration raises concerns about security and corporate compliance with software governance. In this blog post, I provide a solution that shows how Layered Insight, the pioneer and global leader in container-native application protection, can be used with seamless applicationRead More →

Thanks to Raja Mani, AWS Solutions Architect, for this great blog. — In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the steps for setting up continuous replication of an AWS CodeCommit repository from one AWS region to another AWS region using a serverless architecture. CodeCommit is a fully-managed, highly scalable source control service that stores anything from source code to binaries. It works seamlessly with your existing Git tools and eliminates the need to operate your own source control system. Replicating an AWS CodeCommit repository from one AWS region to another AWS region enables you to achieve lower latency pulls for global developers. This sameRead More →

In this blog post, I will show how you can perform unit testing as a part of your AWS CodeStar project. AWS CodeStar helps you quickly develop, build, and deploy applications on AWS. With AWS CodeStar, you can set up your continuous delivery (CD) toolchain and manage your software development from one place. Because unit testing tests individual units of application code, it is helpful for quickly identifying and isolating issues. As a part of an automated CI/CD process, it can also be used to prevent bad code from being deployed into production. Many of the AWS CodeStar project templates come preconfigured with a unitRead More →

I’m Charles Fort, a developer at Woot who specializes in deployments and developer experience. Woot is the original daily deals website. It was founded in 2004 and acquired by Amazon in 2010 – https://www.woot.com We just moved our web front-end deployments from Troop, a deployment agent we developed ourselves, to AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CodePipeline. This migration involved launching a new customer-facing EC2 web server fleet with the CodeDeploy agent installed and creating and managing our CodeDeploy and CodePipeline resources with AWS CloudFormation. Immediately after we completed the migration, we observed a ~50% reduction in HTTP 500 errors during deployment. In this blog post, I’m goingRead More →

Thank you to my colleague Harvey Bendana for this blog on how to do shallow cloning on AWS CodeBuild using GitHub Enterprise as a source. Today we are announcing support for using GitHub Enterprise as a source type for CodeBuild. You can now initiate build tasks from changes in source code hosted on your own implementation of GitHub Enterprise. We are also announcing support for shallow cloning of a repo when you use CodeCommit, BitBucket, GitHub, or GitHub Enterprise as a source type. Shallow cloning allows you to truncate history of a repo in order to save space and speed up cloning times. In this post, I’llRead More →