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An AWS CLI / Node.js Script for Terminating EC2 Instances

The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is a powerful scripting platform written in Python that uses the AWS Cloud’s RESTful management API for performing various operational tasks, like creating S3 buckets, deleting EBS volumes, etc.

In this blog, I will show you how you can terminate EC2 instances from your local computer using AWS CLI wrapped up as a Node.js app.

What you need is these four things:
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MuleSoft Summit 2015 in Toronto

On July 16, I attended a one-day MuleSoft Summit in Toronto. In a nutshell, Mule is trying to add more API management capabilities to their platform. They are not alone in this rather crowded space with IBM, Mashery (the “inventor” of API Management), WSO2, et al, helping companies make their internal APIs and other information assets publicly available. Usually, this is done via RESTful endpoints (deployed in a cloud or on–premise) for consumption by AJAX-wired clients.
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Provisioning Tomcat with the Amazon EC2 Service

In this blog article, I will walk you through the steps required to quickly provision an instance of the Tomcat web server in the Amazone EC2 service. When Tomcat is up and running in EC2, you can upload your WAR (Web ARchive) file that gets automatically deployed and made available for processing HTTP requests from the Internet.

My assumption is that you have an account with Amazon Web Services (AWS) which includes the EC2 service and you have a WAR file that you want to deploy in the cloud.
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Standing Up DevOps

While originally DevOps was popularized by Web (Cloud) -based companies, such as Flickr and Netflix, large enterprises, in one form or another, have long been using select DevOps practices.

For deeper penetration of DevOps in the Enterprise space and establishing it as a true enterprise capability, it needs to be placed under control within the existing enterprise governance processes.

For sure, there is no cast-in-stone rules on how to set up the DevOps capability and every organization finds its own organizational form for DevOps. For example,
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