26 Sep 2016

Converting a CloudFormation Template from JSON to YAML - Flux7 Blog

In our blog last week we told you that AWS CloudFormation has grown its support beyond JSON to include YAML. Prior to the announcement, our AWS consultants had been writing in YAML and used an in-house YAML CloudFormation generator to help us avoid the typical pain points associated with JSON. We promised in that article to share with you instructions on how to convert existing JSON CloudFormation templates into YAML and are delivering on that promise today.

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18 Aug 2016

Amazon Pipeline Starter Kit for Continuous Delivery

by Flux7 Labs / August 18, 2016 / SDLC, AWS CodePipeline, CI/CD 0

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As DevOps consultants, at Flux7 we believe that Continuous Delivery (CD) is a key tenet of successful DevOps. And as heavy users of Amazon Web Services (AWS), we have a keen interest in any tools or features that streamline CD for our clients within AWS. For this reason, we are pretty excited to dive into the Amazon Pipeline Starter Kit. Now, you may be familiar with two services that Amazon has traditionally offered to help facilitate CD: AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeDeploy.

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27 Apr 2016

Improved Security with AWS CodeCommit

by Samprita Hegde / April 27, 2016 / Security, SDLC, AWS Code Commit 0

 

 

AWS CodeCommit is a fully managed version control management service offered by Amazon Web Services. It is a highly scalable and fully managed hosted service. It is compatible with Git and hence all of the git commands work with AWS CodeCommit. AWS Codecommit is highly secure in the sense that the data is encrypted both at rest and in transit. The repositories offered under this service are private by default. AWS Codecommit supports both HTTPS and SSH protocols.

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21 Jan 2016

Setting Up an Efficient CI/CD Pipeline

by Flux7 Labs / January 21, 2016 / DevOps, Docker, SDLC 0

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Many developers born in the world of agile startups view continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) as accepted standard requirements for software development. Yet many companies, particularly large enterprises with traditional infrastructure, still struggle to make this approach part of their development process.

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07 Apr 2015

How IoT is Changing Development, Testing & Software Release Processes

by Flux7 Labs / April 07, 2015 / IoT, SDLC 0

How does the Internet of Things (IoT) change the way we develop, test and release software? Always-on connectivity introduces a new set of risks and challenges for development and operations teams.

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02 Dec 2014

Building a Continuous Integration Environment in AWS

by Flux7 Labs / December 02, 2014 / SDLC, CI/CD 0

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For several years, that’s been the challenge for both developers and businesses. And the pressure to condense the dev and test life cycle has only increased.

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30 Jul 2014

High Performance Web Development: Start with Good Infrastructure

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We’re getting ready to kick off a series of interactive webinars focused on addressing issues we’ve uncovered during our recent IT assessments in regard to DevOps and the cloud. So, we thought now is a good time to share an article, featuring Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman, that sifts through how to successfully move to a DevOps culture.

The article, posted at DevOps.com, is entitled: "Q&A with Aater Suleman: Successfully Moving to DevOps," and it answers the questions:

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17 Jul 2014

6 Ruby on Rails Deployment Methods - A Critical Look

by Flux7 Labs / July 17, 2014 / SDLC 0

Setting up a deployment process on the cloud means a variety of choices. Most likely, you’re prepared to make some tradeoffs. But, getting a view across these potential tradeoffs can be difficult. Here are six popular deployments and advice for making the best choice for your organization’s needs.

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17 Mar 2014

Austin Docker Meetup Focuses on Developer Workflows

At Flux7 we are very interested in Docker as a technology and the new capabilities it can add to the DevOps world. To further explore what Docker can do in the hands of brilliant programmers we started a Meetup in Austin to discuss Docker.

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20 Feb 2014

How to: Create productive developer workflows using Git, Gerrit and Jenkins

by Flux7 Labs / February 20, 2014 / DevOps, Jenkins, SDLC 0

Our clients are always deeply interested in creating productive dev environments. The power of a dev environment comes from many places. First is time saved by reducing the number of manual steps and by preventing context switches for a developer. Improving flow enables a developer to catch bugs sooner when they’re still inexpensive. Consequently, moving toward continuous testing and integration is essential. In this post, we’ll discuss a continuous integration workflow using opensource tools.

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