December 2019 Newsletter

Try the new AWS Serverless orb, submit a blog post to our site, discover new build optimizations, and check out our highlights from 2019.

Product updates

CircleCI launches improved AWS support

We’ve dedicated the last year to developing orbs - reusable code snippets that simplify project configuration and make it easy to set up third-party integrations. We have added a new orb that leverages the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), an open-source framework for building serverless applications. The orb provides the first simplified integration between a CI pipeline and AWS Lambda, and lets you automatically test updated Lambda functions on your CI/CD pipeline before rolling them out to users. This integration allows developers to maximize efficiency and minimize build times when testing and delivering their AWS Serverless applications.

AWS orbs provide an efficient solution that can save you hours of time setting up integrations yourself. Our most popular integrations have been used over 4.7 million times to help teams build and test software on their AWS services - directly from their CI/CD pipeline. To learn more about our latest AWS orbs check out our recent announcement post.

New UI available for opt-in testing

Test out the new UI early, and explore detailed workflow graphs, full-screen step outputs, and more. Our fully redesigned UI brings pipelines to the forefront of the user experience - making it easier to view the status of your build, test, and deploy processes across all of your projects. To give it a try, click ‘Opt In’ from the job details page - you can revert back to the old UI at any time during this testing phase by clicking on ‘Old Experience’ in the sidebar. Please submit your feedback on the pop-up form in the bottom right of your job details page - we welcome your suggestions!

Detailed rundown of config optimizations

As the year draws to a close, teams increasingly focus their time and attention on optimizing their processes. In an effort to provide the gift of efficiency this holiday season, Solutions Engineer, Vinny Thanh, put together a list of optimizations that can help you speed up your builds on CircleCI - with config examples included for each optimization. Read the blog post to learn more.

Highlighted orbs

CircleCI orbs provide reusable packages of config that let you easily integrate with third-party platforms and tools.

See the latest verified orbs from CircleCI:

  • AWS SAM Serverless - Build, test, and deploy your AWS serverless applications on CircleCI utilizing the AWS Serverless Application Model.
  • Google Cloud Run - Build and deploy stateless images to Google Cloud Run as serverless applications.
  • Salesforce - Create CI/CD pipelines for your Salesforce integrations.

Share your stories on the CircleCI blog!

Looking to share your stories, tutorials, or opinions with a wider developer audience? Contribute to the CircleCI blog! We have an open call for blog post ideas, due by December 31, 2019. Our team will get back to you within a week of your submission, and work with you to develop your post. Want to learn more? Check out our post guidelines and submit your ideas here.

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