Automate your App Runner deployments with GitHub Actions

Automate your App Runner deployments with GitHub Actions

AWS App Runner is a fully managed service that makes it easy to deploy containerized applications to AWS. It eliminates the need to manage servers or infrastructure, so you can focus on building and deploying your applications. Read my previous post about AWS App Runner.

GitHub Actions is a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform that allows you to automate your development workflow. You can use GitHub Actions to build, test, and deploy your applications to App Runner.

In this blog post, we will show you how to use GitHub Actions to build and deploy containerized applications to AWS App Runner. We will cover the following topics:

  • The benefits of using GitHub Actions for CI/CD
  • The specific steps involved in using GitHub Actions to deploy App Runner apps
  • Examples of how GitHub Actions can be used to improve the CI/CD process for App Runner applications
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From Code to Cloud in Seconds: How to Quickly Release App Updates on AWS App Runner

From Code to Cloud in Seconds: How to Quickly Release App Updates on AWS App Runner

If you’re seeking a faster and more efficient way to release app updates, AWS App Runner is the secret weapon you’ve been missing. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the seamless process of leveraging AWS App Runner and Docker to achieve rapid deployment and ensure your app is always up to date.

If you haven’t heard about AWS App Runner, you can learn more about it in my recent blog post.

Selecting a Source

When setting up your new App Runner service, it’s crucial to choose the right repository type.

Although App Runner supports pulling images from Amazon Elastic Container Registry, it currently doesn’t integrate with Dockerhub, GitHub Registry, or GitLab Container Registry.

However, if you prefer deploying directly from a source code repository, you can easily utilize public and private GitHub repositories by installing the AWS Connector for GitHub app.

With this app in place, you can select the relevant repository and branch for deployment.

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The Future of Application Deployment: Exploring AWS App Runner

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has consistently been at the forefront of cloud computing technology, delivering game-changing services that help developers, system administrators, and companies simplify and accelerate application deployment. However, for a long time, AWS had no simple service to just launch a containerized app. Of course, there’s spinning up an EKS cluster, and launching a Fargate task but with AWS App Runner, this becomes even easier. It is the path to automating and simplifying application deployment.

What is AWS App Runner?

Launched in 2021, AWS App Runner is a fully managed service designed to streamline the process of deploying containerized applications and APIs, no matter the scale. The primary goal of this service is to abstract the intricate, often time-consuming orchestration and infrastructure management tasks away from developers, letting them focus more on coding and less on deployment logistics.

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Launch Your Applications Effortlessly with DigitalOcean Apps

DigitalOcean Apps is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering from DigitalOcean. It allows developers to build, deploy, and scale applications quickly using a simple, intuitive interface. The platform supports several programming languages and frameworks, and it’s particularly well-suited for deploying containerized applications. It is probably one of the simplest platforms to get started with.

Why Use DigitalOcean Apps for Containerized Applications?

  1. Simplicity: DigitalOcean Apps simplifies the process of deploying containerized applications. You don’t need to manage the underlying infrastructure, allowing you to focus on writing code and building your application.
  2. Scalability: With DigitalOcean Apps, you can easily scale your application to handle increased traffic and demand. The platform automatically adjusts resources based on your application’s needs.
  3. Continuous Deployment: DigitalOcean Apps integrates with GitHub, GitLab, and Container Registries, allowing for continuous deployment. Whenever you push changes to your repository, the platform automatically builds and deploys your application.
  4. Insightful Metrics: DigitalOcean Apps provides detailed metrics and logs, helping you monitor the performance of your application and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
  5. Cost-Effective: Compared to other PaaS offerings, DigitalOcean Apps is quite cheap.
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