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CloudFormation is a powerful tool that allows you to define your AWS infrastructure as code. And like any piece of software, testing is an important part of the software development lifecycle. This is especially important when practicing continuous delivery…
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Automated Testing for CloudFormation Templates

CloudFormation is a powerful tool that allows you to define your AWS infrastructure as code. And like any piece of software, testing is an important part of the software development lifecycle. This is especially important when practicing continuous delivery or continuous deployment. In this post, I will walk through a working example of a CI/CD […]
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Exploring AWS IoT Analytics

You may have heard of the “Internet of Things” (IoT), which can call to mind “smart light bulbs” or “smart electrical outlets” or “smart doorbells”. Usually when consumers talk about IoT they talk about Home Automation, which is only a single application of IoT. The patterns can be used for massive problems, like Smart Grid […]
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Analyze the Crap Out of Your Apple Health/HealthKit Data

As a recent iPhone + Apple Watch convert (see ya, Android and FitBit) my fitness tracking data lives in Apple Health. I want to make charts and graphs and see trends over time (you get the idea, I’m an engineer, I wantneed to engineer and analyze my fitness data). Problem is, there’s not a great way […]
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Migrating from Heroku CI to Jenkins on AWS – Part Two

In the previous post, I went into depth about our migration from Heroku CI to Jenkins on AWS by containerizing our CI/CD using Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and the Amazon EC2 Container Service Plugin for Jenkins. This allowed us the flexibility of defining all of the different types of build agents we required as […]
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Migrating from Heroku CI to Jenkins on AWS – Part One

In a recent blog post, I spoke about a migration from Heroku to AWS that Todd Trimble and I did for a client project. If you are interested in some of the backstory of this migration, you should check that out. In this post I would like to dive into what we did to move […]
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SEP Ignite DevOps 2017

Last month at SEP, our DevOp guild hosted an internal meeting of Ignite Talks. The theme for the talks was Configuration Management. Below is a slide deck I used to kick off the meeting. Over the next several weeks we will post more slides for the talks on Chef, Salt-Stack, Puppet, Docker, Packer and Mac Automation. […]
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