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Effective DevOps with AWS - Second Edition

By : Yogesh Raheja, Giuseppe Borgese, Nathaniel Felsen
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Effective DevOps with AWS - Second Edition

By: Yogesh Raheja, Giuseppe Borgese, Nathaniel Felsen

Overview of this book

The DevOps movement has transformed the way modern tech companies work. Amazon Web Services (AWS), which has been at the forefront of the cloud computing revolution, has also been a key contributor to the DevOps movement, creating a huge range of managed services that help you implement DevOps principles. Effective DevOps with AWS, Second Edition will help you to understand how the most successful tech start-ups launch and scale their services on AWS, and will teach you how you can do the same. This book explains how to treat infrastructure as code, meaning you can bring resources online and offline as easily as you control your software. You will also build a continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline to keep your app up to date. Once you have gotten to grips will all this, we'll move on to how to scale your applications to offer maximum performance to users even when traffic spikes, by using the latest technologies, such as containers. In addition to this, you'll get insights into monitoring and alerting, so you can make sure your users have the best experience when using your service. In the concluding chapters, we'll cover inbuilt AWS tools such as CodeDeploy and CloudFormation, which are used by many AWS administrators to perform DevOps. By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to ensure the security of your platform and data, using the latest and most prominent AWS tools.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
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Building a continuous deployment pipeline

By creating a CI pipeline, we have taken the first step toward being an effective engineering organization. Because our workflow now involves working in individual branches and merging them back to the master branch after going through automated testing and human reviews, we can assume that the code present in the master branch is of high quality and is safe to deploy. We can now focus on the next challenge, which is to release code automatically as new code gets merged into the master branch.

By continuously releasing new code, you drastically accelerate the feedback loop process that DevOps provides. Releasing new code to production at high speed lets you collect real customer metrics, which often leads to exposing new and often unexpected issues. For many companies, deploying new code to production is a challenge. It can be quite worrying, especially if it involves thousands of new commits all going out to production at the same time in a process...