cloudformation

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 … Read More

Philly ETE 2020 – Brian LeRoux – Less, but better, serverless with OpenJS Architect

Check out our YouTube playlist to watch all the talks from Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise 2020. Abstract OpenJS Architect is the fastest and simplest framework for rapidly building web applications with modern serverless primitives. Architect implements a high level infrastructure manifest file that generates standard AWS CloudFormation for deployment. Instead of wasting frustrating days … Read More

CloudFormation Tips and Tricks

I’ve noticed that many of Chariot’s clients — from 4-person startups to 40,000-person multinationals — use CloudFormation for their infrastructure-as-code. For them and others, here are some tips that I’ve learned while developing CloudFormation templates over the past five years.

Terraform

At the time of this writing the main AWS landing page lists twenty product categories, under which is an overwhelming number of resources to be deployed and configured. All resources can be created and configured via the collection of AWS consoles (the web UIs) and while this is probably the simplest option it does not … Read More