AWS Summit 2020 Online — ASEAN

Arshad Zackeriya
3 min readMay 26, 2020

As you all know i am an AWS FAN BOY!! for this year AWS Summit we have done a really cool session that how we are using AWS Developer tools and how we are using alexa with our practices.

Mainly we did talk about

  • What are the challenges we had?
  • How AWS solutions and services helped us to satisfy our requirement?
  • Integrating Amazon Alexa Skill to AWS CodePipeline.

What are the challenges we had?

• Lacking a standard CI/CD platform

We were using a Jenkins server to do the deployments for all the applications and the services. One of the main challenges was a proper CI/CD platform. Our app stack is running on multiple languages such as Golang, js , python and some php as well. Setting up a CI process for each was not easy task.

• More manual human interact workload for deployments

There are more human interactive manual tasks when we have to do deployments and executing post build commands. There are more downtime and hard to roll back the deployments.

• Highly vulnerable security issues and trouble with keeping the secrets

As a best practice we should not commit the db and other configuration files to the repos. It is highly vulnerable. Once we created the container image need to setup separate scanners for scan the image. Which is extra effort.



Arshad Zackeriya

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