Category Archives: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Solano CI: Now with iOS Testing!

Building and testing your mobile app got you down?  Don’t worry – Solano Labs is launching beta support today for building, testing and deploying your iOS apps, along with our existing Android support in Solano CI.  Building and testing on iOS is available for free during this limited beta period.  In addition to trusting Solano […]


Merge and Done: Safe and Speedy Docker Deploy on Amazon ECS

Docker promises easy container management. Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) promises quick deployments. Solano CI takes advantage of both to provide safe automatic deployments whenever you merge a pull request. One action and your cloud is running your latest code. When a Solano Labs engineer brought up the idea of updating a docker example repository to demonstrate […]

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Deploy passing builds automatically with AWS CodeDeploy and Solano CI

Today at AWS re:Invent 2014, Amazon Web Services (AWS) released AWS CodeDeploy, a fully managed, high-scale deployment service that lets developers quickly and simply automate the process of deploying and updating applications. Solano Labs is proud to be working with AWS for the launch of AWS CodeDeploy. You can now build, test and deploy your […]

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Backups in the Cloud, Part II

Back at the end of March we talked about the importance of having good backups in the cloud. Today, I’ll describe the system we use here at Solano Labs in a little more detail. For applications hosted in Amazon’s cloud, we use EBS volume snapshots stored in S3. The general approach is force the system […]

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Error Injection via “t1.micro”

One of the most important, and often overlooked, parts of making software robust is to exercise the error handling paths.   Engineers spend hours devising schemes to generate errors, and good testers have a talent for tricking software into doing things its authors never expected.  Companies invest heavily into stress testers, load-generators, fuzzers, penetration testers, […]

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