August 2016

Improve Security (Groups) using VPC Flow Logs & AWS Config

Improve Security (Groups) using VPC Flow Logs & AWS Config

As mentioned in the previous post Your AWS Account is a mess? Learn how to fix it!, most AWS accounts are a mess. This can be a serious risk, especially for security-related resources like Security Groups. In this post, we will describe a technique to m...

Process-as-Code #c9d9

DevOps at scale requires predictability and consistency. Your application code is versioned. Infrastructure-as-code defines your environments. But what about the process? On Tuesday I participated in an online panel on the subject of Process-as-Code, as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. Watch a recording of the panel: Continuous Discussions is a community initiative by Electric Cloud, which powers Continuous Delivery at ...

AWS Weekly 2016-33

AWS Weekly 2016-33

A quick summary of what happened in the AWS universe last week. Monday, August 15 Authorizing everything: Ben Rady (Author of Serverless Single Page Apps, Pragmatic Bookshelf) published The Real Revolution of Serverless is Auth, Not Microservices Contr...

Jenkins Templates for AWS CloudFormation

This page has moved to GitHub: https://github.com/widdix/aws-cf-templates/tree/master/jenkins

Complete AWS IAM Reference

Writing IAM policies is hard. Following the principle of least privilege is even harder. To write a secure IAM policy you need to know: What actions are needed? Are resource-level permissions supported and on what levels? Are conditions supported to restrict access? That’s a lot of stuff and the information is spread all across the AWS documentation. That’s why we created the Complete AWS IAM Reference. ExampleFor example, you want to allow the launch of new EC2 instances. First you need to find out w...

AWS Weekly 2016-32

AWS Weekly 2016-32

A quick summary of what happened in the AWS universe last week. Monday, August 8 Expanding to Canada: new edge locations for CloudFront (CDN) in Montreal and Toronto. Announcing regional expansion of EC2 instance types: C4 in South America (Sao Paulo),...

Create a serverless RESTful API with the Serverless Framework powered by API Gateway, Lambda, and DynamoDB

Create a serverless RESTful API with the Serverless Framework powered by API Gateway, Lambda, and DynamoDB

This article teaches you how to create a Serverless RESTful API on AWS with the Serverless Framework. DynamoDB is used to store the data. The example’s source code is available on GitHub and can be used to speed up your project. If you are interested i...

AWS Weekly 2016-31

AWS Weekly 2016-31

A quick summary of what happened in the AWS universe last week. Monday, August 1 Leonardo from Cloud Academy published A curated list of AWS resources to prepare for the AWS Certifications We announced the Complete AWS IAM Reference DevOps Meets Securi...

API Gateway Custom Authorization with Lambda, DynamoDB and CloudFormation

API Gateway Custom Authorization with Lambda, DynamoDB and CloudFormation

API Gateway provides an HTTP API endpoint that is fully configurable. You define the HTTP resources (like /user), the HTTP methods on that resources (like POST, GET, DELETE, …) and the integration (e.g. Lambda function) that should be called to process ...

AWS Weekly 2016-30

AWS Weekly 2016-30

A quick summary of what happened in the AWS universe last week. Monday, July 25 Service expansion: API Gateway & AWS Lambda is now available in Asia Pacific (Singapore) Snowball is now available in EU (Frankfurt) region. Start and stop EC2 Instance...


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