What is Amazon EKS? Do you have any idea about it? Come on, let’s talk about everything there is to know about this topic.

Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that you run Kubernetes on AWS without having to set up, operate, or maintain your own control plane or nodes. Amazon EKS automates main tasks including patching, node provisioning, and updates and it allows you to have highly accessible and secure clusters. For a consistent experience, EKS runs upstream Kubernetes and is accredited Kubernetes conformant. …


Being a optional section in the cloudFormation Template, Parameters facilitates in adding custom values to our templates. This blog not only covers the basic concepts of parameters, But also it gives a brief idea of storing and accessing the values of the parameters.

Let’s see how to add the parameters to our template, how to store the values of these parameters in a json file and finally how we can access these values and merge it to our template.

Let’s get started…

Source : AWS Infrastructure as Code — September 2016 Webinar Series

Now let’s take a look at a sample parameter added to a template and understand.

AWS Cloud Formation…


JSON is a lightweight format that is nearly ubiquitous for data-exchange. jq is a command-line tool for parsing JSON.

We will demonstrate how to use the jq to parse JSON at the command line .

Jq is the JSON command line processor . Here I am going to show how to use jq to pass some json input and then store a particular property from the json into a variable . So this will work on any json data source .I have just pulled up the ICNDB database API . I simply just send a call to this URL http://api.icndb.com/jokes/random/3


This blog post provides with the basic concepts related to CloudFormation and all the requirements needed to create S3 Bucket, CodeBuild project and CodePipeline using the CloudFormation template. At the end of this Blog, we will get a clear understanding of the some of the basic AWS services and we are going to build a CodePipeline with two stages (Source and Build). We use S3 and CodeBuild services to create the CodePipeline.

Let’s begin…

Initially let’s understand what are the services that we are going to use in this process.

CloudFormation — CloudFormation is a service in aws which manages…

Ashvini Praisoody

Undergraduate SLIIT | Intern Software Engineer WSO2

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