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New CloudFormation Template - Operational Alerts and new Docs

Today, we release v3.1.x of our Free Templates for AWS CloudFormation. The highlights of the release are: You can now receive alerts if the infrastructure is not working with the oprations/alert.yaml template. Existing templates now have a ParentAlertS...

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DZone Cloud Guide including Serverless Architectures on AWS

DZone released a new guide: Cloud Native Development & Deployment. I’m proud that my article Serverless Architectures on AWS is part of the free ebook as well. Key takeaways from my articleA serverless platform allows you to run your application in...

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New CloudFormation Templates - ECS Cluster & Service, legacy VPC wrapper, automated tests

We released v3 of our free and open source CloudFormation templates. This release brings: new templates for containerized workload with ECS new templates to wrap an existing VPC into the format that is needed by all our templates test suite that we run...

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Free ebook: Exploring Cloud Computing

Exploring Cloud Computing is a collection of hand-picked chapters presenting five topics that will give you insights into the world of cloud computing. Michael and I, authors of Amazon Web Services in Action, selected these particular topics allowing yo...

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Connecting Cloud experts: Wolken Collective

Today we launch a new project to connect Cloud experts all around the world. We are building a network of independent consultants and engineers engaged in the Cloud industry. Wolken Collective is a closed network of Cloud experts. We will meet the firs...

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New CloudFormation Template - Authentication Proxy using your GitHub Organization and YAML

We released one new CloudFormation template and updated all of our templates to make use of the new YAML format, cross-stack references, and simplified substitution. It was never easier to use our templates: cross-stack references are used to link depen...

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Serverless Slack Bot Hero Award

marbot, our chatbot, won the Serverless Slack Bot Hero Award at the AWS Serverless Chatbot Competition! Andreas and I are proud and happy winners. Thanks to Amazon and Slack for organizing the hackathon. marbot forwards alerts from Amazon Web Services t...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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, a...

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Jenkins Templates for AWS CloudFormation

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

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DevOps and Security #c9d9

What are some of the best practices for building security as an integral part of your tools and practices throughout your delivery pipeline? On Tuesday I participated in an online panel on the subject of DevOps and Security, as part of Continuous Discus...

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Free ebook: Cloud Native Applications

Cloud Native Applications is a collection of hand-picked chapters presenting five topics that will give you insights into the world of cloud computing. Get a free copy now! Andreas and I, authors of Amazon Web Services in Action, selected these specif...

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Pro bono: non-profit project wanted

Andreas and I would like to give away one month of our consulting time to a non-profit project for free. We can help you with anything related to AWS, DevOps, Software Development (Node.js, Java, Scala, Erlang). Are you a researcher trying to analyze...

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Free ebook: Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud

DZone published a new guide: Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud. It contains an article from Michael and me: Building Blocks for Highly Available Systems on AWS. The ebook contains the following articles: Fullstack Engineering in the Age...

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New Online Training - Automating AWS with CloudFormation

Michael and I have joined Pluralsight as authors for online trainings. I have worked on a course about Infrastructure as Code with CloudFormation during the last two months. I’m excited to announce that my first course was released: Automating AWS with ...

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Amazon Web Services in Action is available

Michael and I have written a book about Amazon Web Services. Our goal was to provide you a deep introduction to AWS with a lot of examples. We have started writing our book in January 2015. And with a lot of support from Manning, our reviewers, and MEAP...

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Amazon Web Services in Action

Newer edition available! Amazon Web Services in Action, Second Edition is now available. Andreas and I, have written a book about Amazon Web Services (AWS) called Amazon Web Services in Action. Our book focuses on essential AWS services including vir...

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