Announcing Pulumi 0.15: Kubernetes, CI/CD, OpenStack,  and more

Posted by Luke Hoban on Aug 15, 2018 10:49:00 AM

Just over a month ago we publicly launched Pulumi, a new cloud native development platform.  The response has been overwhelming and we’ve been hard at work responding to your feedback ever since. 

Today, we are excited to release Pulumi 0.15 and make it available to download.  This release includes improvements across the entire Pulumi development experience. Pulumi supports more platforms (Kubernetes and OpenStack), is faster (Parallelism), simpler (native TypeScript support), richer (serverless frameworks for Azure and GCP),  and is more deeply integrated into the application lifecycle (GitHub App for CI/CD integration).

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Topics: Serverless, Pulumi News, Kubernetes

Creating and Reusing Cloud Components using Package Managers

Posted by Chris Smith on Aug 9, 2018 4:19:00 PM

Hello! A few weeks back I wrote a post detailing how to host a static website on AWS. Pulumi allowed me to wire four different AWS products together in only 200 lines of code. It would be a shame, however if I needed to copy and paste that code every time I wanted to to stand up a new website. Instead, we can package up, share, and reuse our code just like any other Node.js library. It just so happens that this one can be used to create cloud infrastructure.

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Topics: Infrastructure

Program the Cloud with 12 Pulumi Pearls

Posted by Joe Duffy on Jul 25, 2018 12:06:01 PM

In this post, we’ll look at 12 “pearls” – bite-sized code snippets – that demonstrate some fun ways you can program the cloud using Pulumi. In my introductory post, I mentioned a few of my “favorite things”. Now let’s dive into a few specifics, from multi-cloud to cloud-specific, spanning containers, serverless, and infrastructure, and generally highlighting why using real languages is so empowering for cloud scenarios. Since Pulumi lets you do infrastructure-as-code from the lowest-level to the highest, we will cover a lot of interesting ground in short order.

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Topics: Serverless, AWS, Containers, Infrastructure, TypeScript

Provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure with Pulumi

Posted by Donna Malayeri on Jul 20, 2018 12:17:12 PM

If you’ve been following the blog, you know that Pulumi is great for building serverless applications, container-based applications, and a combination of the two. But, did you know that you can manage any cloud resource in AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform?

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Topics: JavaScript, AWS, Infrastructure

Serving a Static Website on AWS with Pulumi

Posted by Chris Smith on Jul 17, 2018 9:21:50 AM

Hello! This post covers using Pulumi to create the infrastructure for serving a static website on AWS. The full source code for this example is available on GitHub.

Setting up the infrastructure to serve a static website doesn’t sound like it would be all that difficult, but when you consider HTTPS certificates, content distribution networks, and attaching it to a custom domain, integrating all the components can be quite daunting. 

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Topics: AWS, Infrastructure, TypeScript

Managing GitHub Webhooks with Pulumi

Posted by Matt Ellis on Jul 13, 2018 1:03:14 PM

At Pulumi, we do all of our development on GitHub, with a workflow built around topic branches. When a developer wants to make a change, they push a branch to GitHub, open a pull request and (in theory) once it’s merged, delete the branch. In practice, we’ll often forget to delete the topic branch (I’m probably the worst offender), which means we end up having topic branches linger on our main repository until they are explicitly cleaned up. While it’s a lot of fun to go a click through the GitHub UI from time to time, deleting merged branches, it’s even more fun to build automation to do this for us. Since GitHub has a rich set of webhooks and Pulumi makes it easy to write serverless functions, it felt like it would be natural to use Pulumi to write a hook that would clean up branches after a pull request got merged. In addition, Pulumi lets us leverage real programming languages to build abstractions, which means we can build a simple framework that hides much of the ceremony behind defining a hook and lets us focus on the core logic of our hook, without worrying about how it is deployed and managed.

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Topics: Serverless

Using Pulumi with AWS SQS and Lambdas

Posted by Cyrus Najmabadi on Jul 10, 2018 12:14:30 PM

Two weeks ago Amazon added Simple Queue Service (SQS) as a supported event source for Lambda. SQS is one of AWS’s oldest services, providing access to a powerful message queue that can do things like guarantee messages will be delivered at least once, or messages that will be processed in the same order they were received in. Adding SQS as a supported event source for Lambda means that now it’s possible to use SQS in a serverless computing infrastructure, where Lambdas are triggered in response to messages added to your SQS queue. Now, instead of needing some sort of Service dedicated to polling your SQS queue, or creating Simple Notification Service (SNS) notifications from your messages, you can instead just directly trigger whatever Lambda you want.

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Topics: JavaScript, Serverless, AWS

Building your first serverless app using only JavaScript

Posted by Luke Hoban on Jul 5, 2018 2:25:20 PM

In this tutorial, we'll use Pulumi, to build a complete serverless application using JavaScript.  When we say 'using only JavaScript', we're not kidding:

  • write code just like an Express app... but end up with a fully deployable serverless app
  • lambdas are... just lambdas
  • no YAML required... freedom from indentation
  • all the features of the V8 runtime... async await ahoy
  • all the behaviors of immutable infrastructure as code tools... but we really mean 'as code'

Pulumi also supports containers (including Kubernetes), managed services, infrastructure and everything else in between that you might need for building cloud applications. Better than that, you can even combine them all in the same program.

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Topics: Serverless

How to deploy Jenkins to Kubernetes with Pulumi

Posted by Sean Gillespie on Jun 27, 2018 1:51:02 PM

In this blog post, we'll see how to run Jenkins on Kubernetes with Pulumi. We abstract away the complexity of the configuration into a reusable component to enable it to be reused by team mates. Our example is based on adapting a Helm template.

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Topics: Kubernetes

How we use Pulumi to build Pulumi

Posted by Luke Hoban on Jun 26, 2018 12:12:29 PM

Here at Pulumi we are (perhaps unsurprisingly!) huge fans of using Pulumi to manage our cloud infrastructure and services. We author our infrastructure in strongly-typed programming languages, which allows us to to benefit from rich tooling - documenting and factoring our infrastructure using the same software engineering practices we apply to our application code. This also allows us to create reusable abstractions which accelerate our ability to deliver new features and services, and our ability to standardize and refactor infrastructure patterns across our services with relative ease.

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Topics: Serverless, AWS, Containers, Infrastructure

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