AWS CodePipeline: Just like the other Amazon web services Code Suite products, AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed service. AWS Codepipeline facilitates a process of continuous delivery. Continuous delivery is a feature that enables developers to design, test, visualize and even release their Applications and infrastructure updates in record time. This release automation process gives CodePipeline the most famed features of speed and reliability.
In case you make any code changes intended as an update or upgrade of your already released applications or infrastructure, CodePipeline makes that process pretty fast based on the release model you define. This enables you to quickly and reliably deliver features and updates to your clients or end-users.
Advantages of using AWS CodePipeline
Just like other Amazon web services Code Suite products, AWS CodePipeline is not a subscription-based model that requires upfront, monthly, yearly or a once in a lifetime fees. It happens to be one of those pay as you go service. That means that you can cut some expenses since you only pay for what you use. AWS CodePipeline easily integrates with other third-party repositories such as GitHub or even your own custom Plugin. The catch here is that GitHub, which is the most popular repository service ever, is fully supported by CodePipeline.
Additionally, it is very easy to get started with the AWS CodePipeline owing to the fact that it can take your code from the source as it is without requiring you to make any changes. Use CodePipeline to automate the software release processes.
CodePipeline automates the whole software release process from the beginning to the end. This includes getting the code from the source repository such as GitHub, build, test and deploy. The good thing is that, while this process is automated you can still control it by putting in some manual control checkpoints at any step of your choice except the source repository stage.
CodePipeline also allows you to be in charge of everything by letting you decide when to release, the systems to use, and whether you want it across one instance or multiple instances. With CodePipeline, you can establish a homogenous process where the release pipelines do the same thing following the same set of steps you have defined.
All you need to do is to define consistent steps at every stage of the release process and CodePipeline will use those criteria every time unless you change that. Just like other Amazon Web Services Code Suite products, AWS CodePipeline helps you bring products to the market faster all while improving the quality.
This is because of the continuous integration and continuous delivery features that automate the release process thus allowing the developers to test and release code incrementally and speed up the release of new features to the end-users.
With CodePipeline, you never have to compromise on your favorite software development tools because you will not have to ditch them. You can assimilate your existing source, build, and deployment tools into your pipelines. Quite an advantage there.
You can view the status of your release process in the pipeline at any time. One glance and you will be able to see the status, alerts, failed actions, and any revisions required. With this information, you can easily retry failed actions and manually rerun some of the pipelines that have either failed or are not working correctly in real-time. On the Amazon Web Services, you can also view your pipeline history details: You can view details about the execution of a pipeline, including start and end times, run duration, and execution IDs.