Guide to Implement AWS CodeStar in Application Development Project

Guide to Implement AWS CodeStar in Application Development Project

Our DEV IT engineers are back with new tips and tricks for improving your development cycle in this new blog. AWS CodeStar is a technology that’s a part of the AWS cloud, and it allows developers to develop and deploy applications on AWS easily and quickly. This allows you to set up your continuous delivery toolchain and release your code a lot faster. So let’s get right into it.

What is CodeStar?

AWS CodeStar provides a unified user interface, enabling you to manage your software development activities in one place easily.

It brings in different AWS Services together like AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodePipeline.

An AWS CodeStar project creates and integrates AWS services for your project development toolchain.

What is CodeCommit?

AWS CodeCommit is a versioning tool that lets you store your source code.

What are CodeDeploy and CodeBuild?

CodeBuild is a service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages ready to deploy on a created build server.

CodeDeploy is a service that deploys the code or application on a set of EC2 instances.

What is CodePipeline?

The CodePipeline service helps automate your release pipelines for fast and reliable application and infrastructure updates. This solution uses CodePipeline to create an end-to-end pipeline that fetches the application code from CodeCommit, builds and tests using CodeBuild, and finally deploys using CodeDeploy.

Create Project in CodeStar

Step 1: Choose the template and apply the chosen filter on the AWS service, application type, and Programming language.

For creating a NodeJS project in AWS service, we have to choose the AWS EC2. In the Application type we have to choose Web Application, and for Programming language, we have to choose Node.js.

After applying the filter, select the template and click on Next button.

Step 2: In this step we have to set up our project. Enter project details and choose the project repository and configure EC2 instance. If we already have EC2 instance configuration details, then we can choose it otherwise we will have to create a new one.

After clicking on next, you can see the details of the project, and click on the create project button and your project will be created.

After creation of project source code will be committed in CodeCommit service. You can check out the CodeCommit repository.

Also, we can configure our CodePipeline from projectname and under the pipeline tab.

After completing the pipeline stages, we can see that our project will be running on the browser.

Here, we can replace our source code with default template code.

In this blog, you will have learnt the procedure for using AWS CodeStar to effectively develop and deploy your projects. Moreover, CodeStar is a free service, and you will not incur any additional charges for using it apart from your usual fees for AWS resources. For more questions about this topic, feel free to drop a comment below and we’ll respond at the earliest.

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Komal Sakhiya

MEAN Stack Developer at DEV Information Technology Ltd
Komal Sakhiya has completed B.E in computer engineering by education and works as a MEAN stack developer by profession at DEV IT. She has 3 years of extensive experience in the IT field and has expertise in Angular, and amazing problem-solving capabilities. In her leisure time, Komal enjoys researching new technologies updates and learning new things to keep herself up to date, traveling, and watching series.

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