In October, GitHub announced GitHub Actions, their upcoming integrated solution for running automation triggered by things you do on GitHub. I would call it CI/CD, but that's only part of what it can do. I've had beta access for about 2 months now, but didn't really play around with it until around the Christmas period.
A single place to configure your backups is available with AWS Backup and Google's Cloud Functions now supports Go.
The holiday period is over and there were a couple of very interesting announcements this week. GitHub now offers free private repositories, AWS has a MongoDB compatible database, and Fargate became a lot cheaper to use.
The first week of the year isn't exactly exciting when it comes to news, so I'll discuss some things from last year. As is so often the case when I'm looking back at a longer period, that means containers and serverless.
My annual look back at the past year, and forward at the coming year.
Australia implements a stupid law regarding encryption and Microsoft announces they'll switch to using Chromium for their Edge browser.
In lieu of a single weekly note, I will be writing several articles to catch up with some of the events from re:Invent. Chris helped out last week with his post about the DynamoDB changes, and today I will start my write-ups with the coolest new toy: DeepRacer.
That’s a wrap for re:Invent 2018! Whilst Arjen will no doubt be providing us with the low down on all things containers in due course, I’ve hijacked his excellent blog to bring you a short guest post on serverless database news.
At the APN Ambassador day during re:Invent I gave a lightning talk about Fargate that went a bit deeper than my previous talks.
I'm writing this during a 14 hour flight to re:Invent, so once again this is very AWS focused. Several new releases this week include the Route 53 Resolver for Hybris Clouds, the Resource Access Manager, and Predictive Scaling for EC2.
CloudFormation Macros were introduced recently, and they add a lot of power. In this article I want to take a look at how you can build and test one of these.
In October I gave a Serverless Containers Deep Dive talk at several events, which focused on AWS Fargate. This article is a written version of these presentations, and also contains the recording of when I repeated this talk at the Melbourne AWS User Group.
Clearly we're in the lead up to re:Invent as AWS has started releasing the big features that didn't make the cut. Today I'll focus on CloudFormation Drift Detection, Multiple Instance Types in AutoScaling Groups, and Amazon Corretto.
The lead up to re:Invent has started, so we're getting a lot of announcements coming out of AWS. Two very interesting ones last week are the introduction of AMD instance types and Inspector's agentless network assessment.
IBM buys the biggest open source company in the world, and GitHub had a long outage.