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AWS CodeDeploy

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What is AWS CodeDeploy?

AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications.
AWS CodeDeploy is a tool in the Deployment as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS CodeDeploy?

Companies
98 companies reportedly use AWS CodeDeploy in their tech stacks, including deleokorea, Doubtnut, and Swingvy.

Developers
158 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS CodeDeploy.

AWS CodeDeploy Integrations

GitHub, Jenkins, Amazon EC2, Ansible, and Travis CI are some of the popular tools that integrate with AWS CodeDeploy. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with AWS CodeDeploy.
Public Decisions about AWS CodeDeploy

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AWS CodeDeploy in their tech stack.

Chris McFadden
VP, Engineering at SparkPost · | 9 upvotes · 106.1K views

The recent move of our CI/CD tooling to AWS CodeBuild / AWS CodeDeploy (with GitHub ) as well as moving to Amazon EC2 Container Service / AWS Lambda for our deployment architecture for most of our services has helped us significantly reduce our deployment times while improving both feature velocity and overall reliability. In one extreme case, we got one service down from 90 minutes to a very reasonable 15 minutes. Container-based build and deployments have made so many things simpler and easier and the integration between the tools has been helpful. There is still some work to do on our service mesh & API proxy approach to further simplify our environment.

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Sathish Raju
Founder/CTO at Kloudio · | 5 upvotes · 52.8K views

At Kloud.io we use Node.js for our backend Microservices and Angular 2 for the frontend. We also use React for a couple of our internal applications. Writing services in Node.js in TypeScript improved developer productivity and we could capture bugs way before they can occur in the production. The use of Angular 2 in our production environment reduced the time to release any new features. At the same time, we are also exploring React by using it in our internal tools. So far we enjoyed what React has to offer. We are an enterprise SAAS product and also offer an on-premise or hybrid cloud version of #kloudio. We heavily use Docker for shipping our on-premise version. We also use Docker internally for automated testing. Using Docker reduced the install time errors in customer environments. Our cloud version is deployed in #AWS. We use AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeDeploy for our CI/CD. We also use AWS Lambda for automation jobs.

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Bram Verdonck
Founder at CloudvCard · | 3 upvotes · 8K views

Today we added AWS CodeDeploy to our stack. The easiest way to deploy our code towards a big Autoscaling group of Amazon EC2 instances. The only problem we found on our way was that when using AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and AWS CodeDeploy , you can only select one ELB Target Group when creating a deployment. While we actually use 5 towards each Amazon EC2 instance because one deployed Node.js code source actually has the data to server 5 vhosts. Luckily we can let the bash script used in AWS CodeDeploy tell the ELB to stop sending it traffic to all Target groups during the in-place update.

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AWS CodeDeploy's Features

  • AWS CodeDeploy fully automates your code deployments, allowing you to deploy reliably and rapidly
  • AWS CodeDeploy helps maximize your application availability by performing rolling updates across your Amazon EC2 instances and tracking application health according to configurable rules
  • AWS CodeDeploy allows you to easily launch and track the status of your deployments through the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI
  • AWS CodeDeploy is platform and language agnostic and works with any application. You can easily reuse your existing setup code

AWS CodeDeploy Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS CodeDeploy?
AWS CodePipeline
CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
Jenkins
In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
Docker
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Ansible
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
Chef
Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
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AWS CodeDeploy's Followers
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