September 2016

marbot, our submission to the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition

marbot, our submission to the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition

Three things Michael and I love to do most: prototyping innovative products, playing around with the latest technology and learning new things. That is why we decided to take part in the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition. We’d like to introduce marbot,...

Connecting Kinesis Analytics with AWS IoT

Connecting Kinesis Analytics with AWS IoT

In a previous post, Getting started with AWS IoT and Tessel, you learned how to send temperature data from your Tessel microcontroller to an AWS IoT topic. You also learned how to set up an alarm that fires whenever the temperature goes above a certain ...

New CloudFormation Templates - VPC bastion host, Jenkins, Security AWS Config

New CloudFormation Templates - VPC bastion host, Jenkins, Security AWS Config

We released four new CloudFormation templates and updated the other templates to work together with the new SSH bastion host. Using our Infrastructure as Code templates will help you to bootstrap common setups on Amazon Web Services (AWS) within minutes...

New Online Training - Navigating the AWS Management Console

New Online Training - Navigating the AWS Management Console

I’m excited to announce that our new Pluralsight course was released: Navigating the AWS Management Console. Pluralsight is the on-demand technology learning platform you count on to stay relevant, with tools that measure your skills and solve your prob...

Getting started with AWS IoT and Tessel

Getting started with AWS IoT and Tessel

AWS launched its IoT service at re:Invent 2015 and made it available for everyone in December 2015. I’ll show you how to get started with AWS IoT by using a thing, called Tessel, connected to the Internet during this article. What is AWS IoT?AWS IoT al...

Pitfall: ACM Certificate with CloudFormation

Good news, CloudFormation added support for AWS Certificate Manager recently. Creating a CloudFront distribution which is using an ACM certificate is finally possible with CloudFromation as well. The following listing shows the definition of an ACM certificate as well as its usage within a CloudFront distribution. "Certificate" : { "Type": "AWS::CertificateManager::Certificate", "Properties": { "DomainName": "example.com", "DomainValidationOptions": [{ "DomainName": "example.c...

Reference API Gateway Models in CloudFormation

API Gateway Models are defined using JSON Schema. You can reference a Model inside another Model using the $ref field. If you are familiar with the OpenAPI Specification fka Swagger, you may have seen something like this: { "$ref": "#/definitions/User"} To make model references work with API Gateway, you need to provide an absolute reference that is predefined by AWS: https://apigateway.amazonaws.com/restapis/$ApiId/models/$ModelName Let’s translate this to a CloudFormation template: { "...


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