November 15, 2020

CDK Escape Hatches

I’ve been starting to use CDK over the last few months. It’s a really powerful way to describe your infrastructure. I’m specifically been using Python, so much of what I discuss here will be in Python where I need to reference languages. One of the things that I really liked about it, is that creating MVPs or PoCs can be really quick as there are high level constructs available out of the box. Read more

May 30, 2020

Blue/Green ECS Deployments with CloudFormation

Recently the CloudFormation team released a transform for CloudFormation that enables Blue/Green deployments for ECS using CodeDeploy. I’ve been using ECS for a number of years now as I find that it is a lot simpler to understand that say Kubernetes. I belive Kubernetes is more suited to a team of teams that are developing microservices and you have the necessary staff in something akin to a platforms team to maintain the Kubernetes environment and associated services. Read more

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