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Easier DevOps Tasks using AWS CodeStar

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Overview

AWS responded to the increasing demand for DevOps services on its platform by offering several services that may meet those needs. Additionally, AWS unveiled a service called AWS CodeStar, which unifies all the AWS DevOps offerings under one roof. Let’s see in detail about AWS CodeStar in this article.

Introduction to AWS CodeStar

Anyone may create, manage, and work with software development projects with AWS CodeStar on Amazon Web Services. This tool aids you in several DevOps tasks so that you may create, construct, and deploy apps on AWS. As was already noted, it facilitates the simplification of DevOps procedures by bringing well-known AWS DevOps Services under one roof. These services include:

  • AWS CodeBuild is used for building the code,
  • AWS CodeBuild is used for building the code,
  • We use AWS CodeCommit for version control.
  • For creating CI/CD Pipelines, use AWS CodePipeline.

You may build and integrate AWS services for the software development toolchain using projects. The project template could include resources for serverless computing, virtualization, build, and deployment, among other things.

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Uses of AWS CodeStar

The following functions are supported by AWS CodeStar:

  • Immediately begin new initiatives

AWS For the creation and hosting of your apps, CodeStar offers you a variety of platforms and tools. You can cooperate and get various tools to work together since it takes care of setting up your project resources. This in turn makes starting new projects quick and simple.

  • Plan, carry out, and work together on your initiatives

Because this service’s dashboards allow you to visually track every step taken over the course of a project’s development, cooperation becomes simpler.

  • Rapid iteration using the necessary equipment

For your project, AWS CodeStar has an integrated development toolchain. Changes can be pushed automatically when you push code. You can keep track of what has to be done following integration with issue tracking.

Through all stages of code delivery, you and your team can work together more quickly and effectively.

Important Components in CodeStar

CodeStar service has mainly four components in it, they are:

  1. Choosing a Project Template
  2. Setting up the Project Repository
  3. Project Dashboard
  4. Extensions

 

  1. Choosing a Project Template:

Make sure you have model templates to use. By adopting this template, you may focus more of your time on business objectives and spend much less time setting the resources. You can choose from the following options for automatic provisioning by CodeStar service rules also please refer to the below image of how the Project Template page looks like:

  • Type of application
  • programming language
  • computing environment

If necessary, you can later swap out your sample application for another one.

Step1

  1. Setting up the Project Repository:

You can choose either the AWS codecommit or GitHub for version controlling of code and review the selected configuration and then click on Create Project.

Step2

Step2b

After the template and project specifications have been met, you should concentrate on granting the proper access and supervising the team that will work on the project. Each project in AWS CodeStar has a project team. A user may be a part of numerous AWS CodeStar projects and hold various roles (and consequently, permissions) inside each project.

Team members in AWS CodeStar have the option of selecting an alias. For other team members to reach them, they can also enter an email address. Ownerless team members are unable to alter their AWS CodeStar role for the project.

  1. Project Dashboard:

You can perform the following tasks using the Dashboard that AWS CodeStar offers you. It is incredibly interactive and simple to use as shown in the below image.

  • Tiles Can Be Moved or Added to Your Dashboard.
  • Update your dashboard with a project extension
  • Make the Team Wiki Tile your own

We can also add an IDE to this project for a quick review of the code, also we have an issues tab where we can configure the Jira tool for tracking the issues related to this project.

Step3

  1. Extensions:

Additionally, this service offers extensions that enable you to customize your dashboard by adding tiles and features. Select Extensions to accomplish that. The Show on Dashboard option is located next to the extension. You have to choose it. Choose the connect button or command on the extension, then follow the setup instructions to configure an extension that is displayed on your dashboard.

Extensions are crucial, and this service also allows you to add JIRA extensions, which are popular in today’s world, particularly when it comes to CI/CD projects.

After the application is deployed, we will get the application endpoint, below image is a reference to the Python Lambda Project template

Step4

Conclusion

After the application is deployed, we will get the application endpoint, once we place the endpoint URL in the browser, we can see our application live and running, below image is a reference of the Python Lambda Project template.

conclusion

In this blog, we have gone through the AWS CodeStar service with a demo which brings all the services to run an application into one service, by this the deployment of the application is made easier and developers only need to focus on development as deployment is completely taken care by AWS CodeStar Service.

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FAQs

1. Is AWS CodeStar free?

ANS: – For AWS CodeStar, there is no extra fee. Only AWS resources, such as Amazon EC2 instances and AWS Lambda executions that you provided in your CodeStar projects are charged as per usage.

2. When should I utilize AWS CodeStar?

ANS: – Configuring services independently may cause errors and take time, so when you want to swiftly set up a software development project on AWS, you should use CodeStar.

WRITTEN BY Imraan Pattan

Imraan is a Software Developer working with CloudThat Technologies. He has worked on Python Projects using the Flask framework. He is interested in participating in competitive programming challenges and Hackathons. He loves programming and likes to explore different functionalities for creating backend applications.

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