21 Jun 2015

The missing deployment hook for AWS OpsWorks

We've been using and recommending AWS OpsWorks for many years (from way back before it was even known as OpsWorks) and use it as our 'Go-To' configuration management system for the majority of AWS hosted client projects. It integrates superbly with Chef and brings together the core of AWS, cloud and DevOps into a single service, however it's not without nuances and the lack of dynamic deployment hooks from the code pipeline has bugged us for sometime.