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Configuring Ruby on Rails Logging for Docker on Amazon ECS or Fargate

  • Nov 14, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps, Ruby on Rails

When you dockerize a Ruby on Rails application on AWS, it is essential to configure logging correctly to monitor application health. There are some tweaks to achieve this and I will briefly describe the process in this blog post.

Firstly, let’s make a brief introduction to Docker along with its deployment options on AWS. ... read more

11 Reasons to Use AWS CloudFormation for Provisioning Your Architecture

  • Nov 5, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps

11 Reasons to Use AWS CloudFormation for Provisioning Your Architecture

As a passionate advocate for automation, I have been using AWS CloudFormation since the first day I started migrating my applications to AWS. I need to manage my time efficiently and should not repeat myself. By applying automation in infrastructure provisioning and keeping my architecture as a code; I can save, test and re-use my work later.

Infrastructure as code is a key DevOps practice and AWS CloudFormation is your service on AWS to realize it. In this post I explain 11 reasons for using AWS CloudFormation and automating provisioning of your infrastructure.

Save your time, bring quality to your process by starting to prepare your CloudFormation templates today!

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Which AWS Elastic Beanstalk Deployment Method Should You Use?

  • 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

  • Jul 6, 2018
  • AWS, DevOps, Ruby on Rails

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

  • Jun 8, 2018
  • AWS, Serverless, Python

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