Day 1 of AWS re:invent 2013 included a fun idea called Game Day. Teams of 3 are given a small application to build using various services, they then give their opponents access to their account where the opponent is free to do whatever unthinkable evil is possible. Then it ... Read more
Articles tagged: CloudFormation
In the lead up to AWS re:invent 2013, our open source projects have received a few updates, so I thought it best to summarize them. NetflixOSS Anisble Playbooks There are now CloudFormation templates for more projects to make it as easy as possible to get started. Aminator has been ... Read more
Every EC2 instance has access to meta-data, which can be used in combination with cloud-init to automation processes as an instance boots. CloudFormation parameters add extra flexibility to passing data to instances, and this episode will show you how to use them all.
CloudFormation templates are great for automating the creation and destruction of AWS resources, but hand coding JSON is prone to errors and mistakes. A project called troposphere has been gaining traction and approaches writing CF templates a little differently. Instead of writing JSON, you create objects with the troposphere library ... Read more