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AWS Automation Cookbook

By : Nikit Swaraj
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AWS Automation Cookbook

By: Nikit Swaraj

Overview of this book

AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeBuild, and CodePipeline are scalable services offered by AWS that automate an application's build and deployment pipeline. In order to deliver tremendous speed and agility, every organization is moving toward automating their entire application pipeline. This book will cover all the AWS services required to automate your deployment to your instances. You'll begin by setting up and using one of the AWS services for automation –CodeCommit. Next, you'll learn how to build a sample Maven and NodeJS application using CodeBuild. After you've built the application, you'll see how to use CodeDeploy to deploy the application in EC2/Auto Scaling. You'll also build a highly scalable and fault tolerant Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Deployment (CD) pipeline using some easy-to-follow recipes. Following this, you'll achieve CI/CD for a microservice application and reduce the risk within your software development life cycle globally. You'll also learn to set up an infrastructure using CloudFormation templates and Ansible, and see how to automate AWS resources using AWS Lambda. Finally, you'll learn to automate instances in AWS and automate the deployment lifecycle of applications. By the end of this book, you'll be able to minimize application downtime and implement CI/CD, gaining total control over your software development lifecycle.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Introducing AWS CodePipeline and its working

AWS CodePipeline comes into the picture, when you want to automate all the software release process. AWS CodePipeline is a continuous delivery and release automation service that helps in smoothen deployment. You can quickly configure the different stages of a software release process. AWS CodePipeline automates the steps required to release software changes continuously.

With AWS CodePipeline, we can achieve the following:

  • Automate the release process
  • Establish consistent and stable release process
  • Improve and speed up the delivery quality
  • Integration with other developers tools of AWS, and other software, such as Jenkins, CircleCI, and many more
  • View pipeline history and detail logging

Before diving deep in AWS CodePipeline, let's see how it works.