What is AWS CodePipeline?

AWS CodePipeline is a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) service provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is designed to automate the building, testing, and deployment phases of the software release process.

Key features of AWS CodePipeline include:

  1. Workflow Automation: CodePipeline allows you to define and model your software release process as a series of stages, each containing a sequence of actions. These actions can include source code repositories, build systems, testing tools, and deployment platforms.
  2. Integration with Various AWS Services: CodePipeline integrates with other AWS services, such as AWS CodeBuild for building applications, AWS CodeDeploy for deploying applications to various compute services, and AWS Lambda for running custom actions.
  3. Source Control Integration: It supports integration with popular source code repositories like AWS CodeCommit, GitHub, Bitbucket, and others, allowing you to trigger pipeline executions based on changes to your source code.
  4. Artifact Management: CodePipeline manages the flow of artifacts (e.g., compiled code, binaries) through the different stages of your release process. These artifacts are passed from one stage to the next, ensuring consistency and reliability in the deployment process.
  5. Customization and Extensibility: You can extend CodePipeline's functionality by adding custom actions or integrating with third-party tools through the use of AWS Lambda functions.
  6. Visualization and Monitoring: CodePipeline provides a visual representation of your release pipeline, making it easy to understand and monitor the progression of your software delivery. It also supports notifications and alerts through AWS CloudWatch.