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Effective DevOps with AWS - Second Edition

By : Yogesh Raheja, Giuseppe Borgese, Nathaniel Felsen
Book Image

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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In this chapter, we have been through one of the most important aspects of the DevOps philosophy—how to change the way in which code is released.

Our first objective was to improve developers' productivity. To that effect, we built a continuous integration pipeline. Taking advantage of Jenkins and GitHub, we created a new workflow where developers commit their code in individual branches and submit pull requests. The branches are automatically tested with Jenkins and a final peer review ensures that the code committed is of high quality.

Thanks to this change, we can guarantee that the code present in the master branch of our project is always good and worth being pushed to staging. To do this, we built a continuous deployment pipeline. Thanks to AWS CodeDeploy and CodePipeline, we were able to easily build a fully functional pipeline. The pipeline has all the desired features an operator could wish for. It automatically picks up changes from developers merging their pull requests...