Enforcing encryption standards on S3-objects

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Encrypting objects at rest is a best practice when working with S3. Enforcing this with policies is not as trivial as you may think. There are subtle issues with default encryption, which may result in compliance risks. We’re going to investigate these issues and show you how to solve them.
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Encrypting objects at rest is a best practice when working with S3. Enforcing this with policies is not as trivial as you may think. There are subtle issues with default encryption, which may result in compliance risks. We’re going to investigate these issues and show you how to solve them.
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Deployment Issues with Cross Stack Dependencies and the CDK

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In this blog post I explain to you how to handle a particular class of errors with cross stack dependencies in the CLoud Development Kit.
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In this blog post I explain to you how to handle a particular class of errors with cross stack dependencies in the CLoud Development Kit.
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CDK Speedster - fast Lambda deployment

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CDK is great for serverless architectures. But the deploy times even for small lambda functions is to slow.

Here is a little trick which can speed up things a lot. A small caveat: It is cheating.

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CDK is great for serverless architectures. But the deploy times even for small lambda functions is to slow.

Here is a little trick which can speed up things a lot. A small caveat: It is cheating.

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The CDK pipeline construct

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Generation of Infrastructure-as-Code is fun. To be the real DevOps hero, you should build a complete CI-CD pipeline. But this is a piece of work. And if you want to deploy to multiple accounts, it gets tricky. With the new CDK, builtin pipeline Construct, it’s easy - if you solve a few problems. Here is a complete walk-through.

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Generation of Infrastructure-as-Code is fun. To be the real DevOps hero, you should build a complete CI-CD pipeline. But this is a piece of work. And if you want to deploy to multiple accounts, it gets tricky. With the new CDK, builtin pipeline Construct, it’s easy - if you solve a few problems. Here is a complete walk-through.

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Spice up your Cloudformation Development life

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Pure CloudFormation coding only with vi can be hard work. But since CloudFormation still is the lingua franca of AWS infrastructure as code, the ecosystem keeps evolving. Even if you only use it indirectly, there are some tools to spice up your development. Hot diagrams, more aroma with compliance checks or bittersweet automated testing. Ready to taste it? Here we go.

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Pure CloudFormation coding only with vi can be hard work. But since CloudFormation still is the lingua franca of AWS infrastructure as code, the ecosystem keeps evolving. Even if you only use it indirectly, there are some tools to spice up your development. Hot diagrams, more aroma with compliance checks or bittersweet automated testing. Ready to taste it? Here we go.

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