Posts about AWS

Have you ever wanted to try out a full serverless architecture? Or write a HipChat plugin? The new open source boilerplate from GorillaStack, announced at this year's AtlasCamp, enables developers to easily deploy the back-ends for their plugins to Amazon Web Services' serverless products in Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB, and S3.

Bamboo provides the powerful ability to dynamically scale your build farm by launching swarms of build agents on Amazon's infrastructure. These AWS images are fully customisable, but the process is a bit involved. This post introduces a simpler method of doing this using Packer and Ansible. Read on for the details (and a ready-to-use example repository) ...

Minecraft is one of my favorite video games of the last few years and if sales numbers are anything to go by, over 17 million other people agree with me! One of the great things about Minecraft is the permanence of your achievements; if you build something awesome out of Minecraft blocks, it becomes an indelible part of the virtual world you play in. I love being able to share my Minecraft contraptions with my friends, but it can be really expensive to host a Minecraft multiplayer server to do this. Using some freely available tools and cheap Amazon AWS hosting, I'll show you how to share your Minecraft world online for just a few dollars a month!