Life of a C# Developer: How to build and test an AWS Lambda locally

Today Serverless is a thing. Although everyone can write a blog post about how Serverless run on servers, I share the same visions as Mathias Verraes: https://twitter.com/mathiasverraes/status/995317295072382976 Given that, I decided to share my developer experience building, testing and deploying AWS Lambda functions in the .NET world. Not a "Hello World" example, but rather a … Continue reading Life of a C# Developer: How to build and test an AWS Lambda locally

How to solve Magento 2 upgrade errors

Magento 2 is the leading Open Source Software for e-commerce, with a vibrant community and proper product documentation. The development team releases bug fixes and new features in a regular cadence, given support to security threats, market trends, amongst others. Environment The environment is deployed in AWS, using an immutable infrastructure. It allows us to deploy several … Continue reading How to solve Magento 2 upgrade errors

Abstract from your CI. Use Cake!

Here at Coolblue, we can choose our tools from a range of technologies. A while ago, our team started moving from Microsoft MSTest to xUnit. Although the code change was fairly simple, the build pipeline was tied with the MSTest framework, ignoring the xUnit tests. Between the requests to the deployment team to alter the … Continue reading Abstract from your CI. Use Cake!

Create and Push a Docker Image from an Octopus Deployment

Docker is one of the disruptive technologies within virtualization, allowing the different containers to run on the same machine, sharing resources, reducing the overhead. The technology allows DevOps teams to have another tool to develop, build and ship software. One use case for containers is the Microservices Architecture Pattern. Background DockerHub is the image repository … Continue reading Create and Push a Docker Image from an Octopus Deployment

Create an AWS Lambda function from an Octopus Deployment

AWS Lambda is one of the AWS Compute Services, alongside with Amazon EC2 or Amazon EC2 Container Service. In a nutshell, AWS Lambda is the serverless offer from AWS, allowing "you run code without provisioning or managing servers"[1]. In the DevOps spirit, and using Octopus as the Continuous Deployment tool, I couldn't find a step template to create an AWS … Continue reading Create an AWS Lambda function from an Octopus Deployment

Code development improvement with JetBrains UpSource (configuration and first impressions)

We should seek excellence in our jobs, doesn't matter our line of work. As professionals, we should always aim to improve the quality of our outputs, either it is customer satisfaction, code quality or just faster builds and deployments. As any developer knows, working with a Version Control System (VCS) is great, but it has some … Continue reading Code development improvement with JetBrains UpSource (configuration and first impressions)

Changing the operations of a Software Company – Part II

In the previous post, I wrote about my experience changing the operations of a Software Company, improving the development process. After we tackle this problem, we move to the next one: How can we bring the automation to our client installer? To give some context, the software is installed on client premises, thus we have deployed … Continue reading Changing the operations of a Software Company – Part II