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Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS

AWS has a huge library of fantastic resources. This post highlights the recently updated whitepaper on building out a CI/CD practice in the AWS Cloud.

Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS”, strikes a nice balance between laying out the AWS-specific steps and general concepts/tips. About 90% of this paper applies to any environment where you want to start a CI/CD practice.

I call out a few more details in the Twitter thread below…

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. @awscloud #reInvent is less than a month away! leading up to the show, I thought it would be fun to highlight some lesser known resources that might help you out..

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1st update, @awscloud whitepapers

today, I want to highlight the recently updated, "Practicing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery on AWS", https://docs.aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/latest/practicing-continuous-integration-continuous-delivery/welcome.html

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this paper looks at the ins & outs of a CI/CD practice while highlighting some ways to build this practice on @awscloud

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the papers starts with CI/CD 101

this is a great overview of why you'd want to take this approach, the difference between CI and CD, and it even breaks through some of the myths that have bubbled up around the practice

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we then jump into the structure of a CI/CD pipeline. this is a nice high level overview & IS NOT @awscloud specific! the paper also lays out what you next steps will be after the basics are setup

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I was pleasantly surprised to see the paper dive into team structure as well. this is a really key area that needs to be discussed by your team

I've seen a lot of problems pop up that could've been easily solved by a quick chat in the early stages

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the section on building the pipeline IS @awscloud specific.

the principles hold up with other tools, so at least skim this area of the paper for some tips

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I recommend you take a few minutes to read the entire paper. it'll be time well spent

BUT if you're pressed, there is a summary page w/some best practices available at: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/latest/practicing-continuous-integration-continuous-delivery/summary-of-best-practices.html

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...you can get the whole paper as a PDF or on the web at https://docs.aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/latest/practicing-continuous-integration-continuous-delivery/welcome.html

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btw, if you're attending @awscloud reInvent, I've been keeping my guide up to date. check it out over on the @acloudguru blog at https://acloudguru.com/blog/business/the-ultimate-guide-to-aws-reinvent-2021

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