CFNDSL is a tool created by stevenjack and is an open source project begging for your contributions to improve and grow. The purpose of the tool is to provide a simple DSL for AWS CloudFormation templating with ruby. If you’re just now joining us I suggest you take a look at the first post in… Read more »

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been describing how I’m automating the provisioning of several of the AWS Code Services including CodePipeline and Custom CodePipeline Actions. This time, I’m describing a way of provisioning AWS CodeDeploy in CloudFormation. For now, I’m doing the automation against a generic application provided by AWS. I’ll apply it to our… Read more »

Everybody loves AWS CloudFormation. It’s a powerful configuration management tool to provision and manage resources in your AWS account in code. In 2011, when CloudFormation was released there was much rejoicing from DevOps personnel around the world, however, one simple thing has made it a painful tool to adopt and use efficiently: JSON. JSON overall… Read more »

A few weeks ago, I’d described the process I went through for provisioning CodePipeline using CloudFormation. As part of the provisioning of AWS CodePipeline, we were using the AWS CodePipeline CLI to provision a couple of custom actions. In my initial refactoring of the CodePipeline provisioning, I didn’t include the provisioning of the CodePipeline custom actions… Read more »

Since our entire focus at Stelligent is to help our customers apply Continuous Delivery in Amazon Web Services (AWS), we were really excited when we learned that AWS CloudFormation added support for AWS CodePipeline. I spent some time upgrading our Dromedary demo scripts to incorporate this new functionality. This article describes the process we applied in making… Read more »

See the YouTube screencast and transcript below of a Continuous Deployment pipeline demonstration for a Node.js application using AWS services such as EC2, DynamoDB, Route 53, ENI and VPC and tools such as AWS CodePipeline, Jenkins, Chef and AWS CloudFormation. Open source code is available at https://github.com/stelligent/dromedary Transcript In this screencast, you’ll see a live… Read more »