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Expert AWS Development

By : Atul Mistry
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Expert AWS Development

By: Atul Mistry

Overview of this book

Expert AWS Development begins with the installation of the AWS SDK and you will go on to get hands-on experience of creating an application using the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Then, you will integrate applications with AWS services such as DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Amazon SQS, and Amazon SWF. Following this, you will get well versed with CI/CD workflow and work with four major phases in the release process – Source, Build, Test, and Production. Then, you will learn to apply AWS Developer tools to your Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) workflow. Later, you will learn about user authentication using Amazon Cognito, and also how you can evaluate the best architecture as per your infrastructure costs. You will learn about Amazon EC2 service and will deploy an app using it. You will also deploy a practical real-world example of a CI/CD application with the Serverless Application Framework, which is known as AWS Lambda. Finally, you will learn how to build, develop, and deploy the Application using AWS Developer tools such as AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline, as per your project requirements.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Continuous Deployment – automating production deployment

Continuous Deployment (CD) is an extension of CI which is used to minimize the overall process time. Its use means it will help to reduce the time from the development team writing the new code to it being delivered to the real user in production environments. There will be no UAT process before production. Testing is done before the code gets merged to the main branch and it is performed on a clone of the production environment. Hence, the production branch is always stable and executables are ready to deploy to the production environment by an automated process. This process is an automated process and anyone can perform it by the single click of a button.

CI and Continuous Delivery is required prior to CD because, without it, the build or executables might produce an error in the production environment.

The following diagram displays of the CD processes:

How they work together

In the CD process, you have to create several automated...