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Which AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment Method Should You Use?

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Oct 8, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps
Elastic Beanstalk Deployment Methods

Let’s say that you are a developer building awesome applications using Node.js or Python, but lacking knowledge and experience necessary to configure AWS environments. No worries! Elastic Beanstalk can make your life easier by handling configuration details. It uses preconfigured CloudFormation templates and provisions a scalable, load balanced and reliable environment for your application. It supports lots of programming languages, giving you less control but less worry in return. You can start from a single instance and make your architecture grow into a multi-instance cluster.

Although it may sound simple until now, actually Elastic Beanstalk is more than this. It provides you many deployment options and you can select one of them depending on your environment and use case. In this post, I will explain the options and when to consider them. ... read more

Automating Ruby on Rails Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Jul 6, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps, Ruby on Rails, Ruby
Ruby on Rails Deployments with AWS CodeDeploy

Automating deployments of your web applications brings many benefits, especially when you run them on AWS. You standardize the process, prevent human errors and can integrate with other AWS services like EC2 Autoscaling and Elastic Load Balancing. Today I will talk about how you can automate your Ruby on Rails deployments using AWS CodeDeploy. ... read more

Accessing a MongoDB instance from AWS Lambda using Python

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Jun 8, 2018
  • AWS, Serverless, Python, Databases
Accessing MongoDB from AWS Lambda using Python

In recent days, I made some trials for connecting to MongoDB databases from AWS Lambda functions using Python. In today’s post I will share my experiences with you and take some notes about these trials for future reference. We will install MongoDB on an EC2 instance and develop simple Python functions to access it. Let’s start! ... read more

Copying S3 Bucket Objects to Another AWS Account

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • Jun 5, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps

In some cases, you may need to transfer your objects in one of your Amazon S3 buckets to a different AWS account. AWS CLI provides high-level commands on S3 to move objects between two buckets. By also using Amazon S3 bucket policies, you can perform this even if the destination bucket is in another AWS account. Today, I will talk about the steps you need to do along with a few explanation on bucket and object level permissions. ... read more

Sending SMS Messages with Amazon SNS, AWS Lambda and Python

  • by Emre Yilmaz
  • May 23, 2018
  • AWS, Serverless, Python

Did you know that you can send SMS messages easily with Amazon SNS without subscribing any phone numbers to a topic? Let’s say that you have verified phone numbers and you would like to send text messages to them assuming that they opted in for this. Besides, you would like to pay only when you send. You can use Amazon SNS SDK for Python and automate this process using AWS Lambda. ... read more

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