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An Assessment of AWS Development Tools for Continuous Integration

Published: 12 July 2017

ID: G00318912

Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick

Summary

As organizations turn to AWS to host cloud-native applications, technical professionals must augment their tools to exploit cloud resources. This assessment aids in understanding of the CI tools and services available through the AWS ecosystem.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Continuous Integration
  • Commit to Version Control
  • Manage Compile and Build
    • Native Integrations
    • Platform and Language Support
    • Scripting Requirements
    • Parallel Builds
    • Artifact Storage
  • Execute Tests on Commit
    • Continuous Integration Requires Testing
    • Find Root Causes
    • Orchestration
  • Execute Tests on Schedule
    • Creating Cloud Test Environments
    • Adding Automated Test Functionality
  • Alert and Report
    • Integration With Issue Management
    • Dashboarding Capabilities
  • Strengths
    • Using AWS Cloud Instances for CI Speeds Development
    • AWS Natively Integrates With Best-of-Breed CI Tools
    • AWS Development Tools Protect You From Accidental Overuse
    • AWS Continues to Grow Its Development Tool Capabilities
  • Weaknesses
    • AWS Building Tools Are Designed to Increase Cloud Usage
    • Vendor Lock-In Is Possible
    • AWS Does Not Provide Best-of-Breed Native SDLC Discipline Tools
    • Mixing and Matching Tools Can Be Complicated

Guidance

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