AWS Autoscaling Ansible Inventory ·

As described in a previous post, at Braintree, we use Ansible as the user data in the launch configurations (LC) of our autoscaling groups (ASGs) to configure instances on boot via a bash script with a base64 encoded tarball of the playbook directory. While we find this is a very effective way to structure the configuration, testing new configuration can be time consuming as it requires a new LC to be created and attached to the ASG followed by cycling an instance in the ASG by terminating it so that a new one, with the new configuration, takes its place.

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Using Ansible to provision AWS autoscaling instances ·

Problem statement: If you are running your infrastructure on EC2 in AWS, you are probably using AWS’s autoscaling service to manage your instances. If you are not, you should be. Even if you don’t plan to have your instances scale up and down based on traffic patterns, you’ll want to use autoscaling for the simple case of keeping a certain number of instances running if one of them stops responding or is decommissioned by AWS – without requiring manual intervention by an engineer to spin up and configure a new server.

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git-duet release ·

Today marks the release of the Go port of git-duet! git-duet allows paired programmers to not lose their identities when collaborating on git commits. See the project page for more details.

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