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AWS Launches Open Source Visual Studio Tools Amazon Web Services now offers open source tools for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The new offering can be found in the Visual Studio Marketplace. It is described as: “Tasks to Amazon S3, AWS Elastic Beanstalk and AWS CodeDeploy. AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeDeploy and AWS Lambda. Also, it allows you to run commands in the AWS Tools For Windows PowerShell module or the AWS CLI. AWS stated in a blog last week that you can use these tasks in build or release pipelines hosted within VSTS or Team Foundation Server to interact directly with AWS services. [Click on the image to see a larger view.] You can create a task. The marketplace entry states that developers can do tasks such:

  • Connect to AWS with credentials
  • Transfer files to and fro Amazon S3 buckets
  • Install.NET Core serverless apps or standalone functions to AWS Lambda
  • Invoke the AWS Lambda function
  • Create/update AWS CloudFormationStacks
  • Install to AWS Elastic Beanstalk
  • With AWS CodeDeploy, you can deploy to Amazon EC2
  • Send a message via email to Simple Notification Service Topics or Simple Queue Service Queues
  • Run AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell Scripts
  • Run AWS CLI commands

AWS posted detailed instructions on how to set up and use tasks, and promised additional guidance in future posts. You can find the open source code for the tools package on GitHub. AWS invited developers to give feedback on the project.