There are many ways to build AMIs, and this episode will show you how to use the same process Netflix uses by using Aminator. We will then take it one step further, and build AMIs using the Ansible Provisioner as well.
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
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
Long, long ago, in a time almost forgotten, this seemed like a good idea: Over 15 different command line tools, each maintained separately for the various services AWS offered. This was a real pain because they used different languages including Java (Sun, Oracle or openjdk - your guess), Python, Ruby (for ... Read more