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Running Cypress Tests on AWS CodeBuild

Cypress is a relatively new web testing tool that is easier to use than Selenium, and it’s gaining in popularity. But using it in a continuous integration environment like AWS CodeBuild requires some additional steps compared to running it directly on your own computer. This blog post contains helpful information to configure CodeBuild on AWS to run Cypress. Requirements for running Cypress on CodeBuild You’ll need several things to run Cypress on AWS: An AWS Account with permissions to create…

RDS Database Authentication with Spring Boot: Part 2, IAM Authentication

Frequent database password changes are a best practice, because they reduce the “blast radius” if compromised. However, restarting your applications in order to pick up the latest password can be onerous in a large deployment. This post describes how to implement a custom Postgres datasource that calls on IAM to generate a password whenever your application opens a connection to the database.

RDS Database Authentication with Spring Boot: Part 1, Secrets Manager

Frequent database password changes are a best practice, because they reduce the “blast radius” if compromised. However, restarting your applications in order to pick up the latest password can be onerous in a large deployment. This post describes how to use AWSLabs database driver that retrieves the current password from Secrets Manager whenever your application opens a connection to the database.

15 Minutes With: Edwige Robinson on Mobile Strategy

Tracey Welson-Rossman talks to Edwige Robinson, the Vice President of Mobile Engineering Services at Comcast. What advice does Edwige have for businesses interested in bringing their product or service to phones, either via app or responsive website? What should be considered when planning a well-rounded mobile strategy? And once the mobile solution is implemented, how do you use customer data and behavior insights to make better, more informed business decisions?