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Yusuf Adeyemo
Yusuf Adeyemo

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AWS CodePipeline Overview

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This is the first series of my CI/CD with AWS CodePipeline and ECS.

Product feedback from customers is something any company doesn't want to joke with, which requires to be companies to be releasing software faster than ever. However, many of these companies struggle to deliver their software to their users. Delays happen when there are no feedback loops and a smooth delivery pipeline to roll out features with or without human intervention.

AWS CodePipeline is a fully managed continuous delivery service that helps teams automate the build, test, and deployment of their applications. It's a powerful tool that helps teams streamline their software delivery process and improve the speed and reliability of their deployments.


  • Easy to use: CodePipeline is easy to set up and use, with a simple web-based interface that allows you to create, configure, and manage your pipelines with just a few clicks.

  • Integration with other AWS services: CodePipeline integrates with a wide range of AWS services, including CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, and CodeCommit, allowing you to build, test, and deploy your code using a single, unified platform.

  • Customizable pipeline stages: CodePipeline allows you to customize the stages in your pipeline to suit your specific needs. You can add custom actions to each stage, such as running additional tests or deploying to additional environments.

  • Automated builds and tests: CodePipeline can automatically build and test your code as it moves through the pipeline, ensuring that the code is always in a deployable state.

  • Declarative templates: AWS CodePipeline lets you define your pipeline structure using a JSON document that specifies your release workflow's stages and actions.


These are the terminologies you will come across when using AWS CodePipeline.

  • Pipeline: A pipeline defines your release process workflow and describes how a new code change progresses through the release cycle of your software delivery.

  • Actions: an action is part of the sequence in a pipeline stage.

  • Stages: Stage is the logical division in your workflow. Each stage is made up of a sequence of actions. Your Pipeline has at least two stages, Source, which is required, and any other.


AWS CodePipeline is a powerful tool for automating the build, test, and deployment of your applications. Its integration with other AWS services and ease of use make it an essential tool for any team looking to improve the speed and reliability of their software delivery process.

The next post in this series will walk you through setting up a Pipeline to build a docker image and using GitHub as our Source.

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Git Concepts I Wish I Knew Years Ago

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It hardly even gets mentioned in interviews or listed as a pre-requisite for jobs.

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