Feb 20, 2023 | 24 minute read
Feb 20th, 2023 - Instalment #145 Welcome to edition #145 of the AWS open source newsletter. I hope some of you were able to catch the new Build on Open Source show we live streamed last Friday. You can catch up and replay the session by clicking on this link, where we went over a number of projects from this and a few previous newsletters, and we had special guest Valter who walked us through his project terraform-dev-containers.
Feb 5, 2023 | 19 minute read
Feb 5th, 2023 - Instalment #144 Welcome to edition #144 of the AWS open source newsletter, and another week of great new open source projects for you to try out. Some of the treats in store for you this week include “dynamodb-shell”, a project that provides a cli to your favourite AWS database, “precloud” a tool to help you catch issues with your configuration before you deploy, “node-latency-for-k8s” a tool to analyse your node logs, “stepfunctions-lambda-ec2-ssm” a very nice way of using step functions to overcome the 15 minute timeout of your lambda functions, “terraform-ec2-image-builder-container-hardening-pipeline” a very cool example of how to build an EC2 image hardening pipeline using Terraform, and “cloudtrail-event-fuzzy-viewer” a tool to copy your AWS CloudTrail events and then fuzzy search them on the command line.
Jun 10, 2022 | 16 minute read
June 10th, 2022 - Instalment #116 Welcome to regular and new readers alike, to the AWS open source newsletter episode #116. Another selection of useful and interesting new open source projects for you to try out this week. First up, we have “aws-exec” a tool to help you do adhoc shell execution in AWS Lambda functions, “edgy” helps you simplify writing tests for Node.js based AWS CloudFront Lambda@Edge functions, “cdk-app-cli” a really nice cli that every AWS CDK user should know about, “Accumulus” a great looking reporting tool for AWS Lambda users, “sqldef-gitops-cdk” is a schema management for several open source databases, “log-hub” helps you to build your own log analytics tool using OpenSearch, “verifiable-controls-evidence-store” a very cool solution that builds a mechanism to centrally store findings and results of cloud security controls governing AWS workloads, and many more!
Jun 3, 2022 | 17 minute read
June 3rd, 2022 - Instalment #115 Welcome to regular and new readers alike, to the AWS open source newsletter episode #115. This week we have another great selection of brand new open source projects for you to explore, including “firec” a Rust client library for interacting with Firecracker, “sfn-cli” a tool that helps you quickly build StepFunctions definitions, “ssm-cloner” a tool to help you replicate across AWS regions your AWS System Manager documents, “amazon-lambda-compute-tuning” an AWS Lambda function benchmarking tool, “aws-iam-root-user-activity-monitor” a sample project to help you keep track of your root user, “hpc-cost-simulator” a tool to help estimate costs running your HPC workloads on AWS, and many more.
Mar 28, 2022 | 14 minute read
March 28th, 2022 - Instalment #106 Newsletter #106. Welcome to the AWS open source newsletter, and this week we have more great new open source projects to tell you about. We have “access-undenied-aws”, a tool that helps you better understand your CloudTrail logs and suggest remediation. “aws-slack-clickoops-watcher” provides you with a way to alert you when changes are made to your AWS environment. “kronicle” provides a way of illustrating your tech stack automagically, and we have many more tools, demos and sample projects to help get you started on a number of topics.