Amazon Custom Resources open source project available on GitHub [open source]

Are you a DevOps engineer or a back-end server developer, working with Amazon Web Services? Then why not check out the latest addition to Sony’s open source project on GitHub Amazon Custom Resource GitHub project – see how it can help with simplifying server environments.

The Amazon Custom Resource GitHub project includes a number of AWS CloudFormation Custom Resources backed by Lambda functions. These Custom Resources extend AWS CloudFormation by allowing the use of names instead of IDs in templates. This simplifies the re-use of templates across Amazon accounts.

Anders Janmyr, Sony programmer

Anders Janmyr, Sony programmer

According to Anders Janmyr, a programmer on Sony’s Lifelog team and contributor for the Amazon Custom Resource GitHub project, this simplification can be very useful. He says, “CloudFormation stacks are great for setting up complete server environments, but there can be problems.” By using Custom Resources to extend the native functionality of CloudFormation, the below issues can be solved.

  • Keeping all resources in one stack may not be possible, as some resources may be needed by multiple stacks – such as Amazon Kinesis.
  • If your stack depends on external resources, you must maintain those resources separately and send them as parameters when creating new stacks.
  • If you have multiple accounts or environments, you need to maintain one configuration for each.

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If you are interested in making contributions to the Amazon Custom Resource project, or any other SonyXperiaDev project, head over to our SonyXperiaDev GitHub. Familiarise yourself with the code, and feel free to fork and improve the code, then contribute your work back to our repositories.

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  1. By tiptop web

    #1

    Is Sony working on implementing Camera2 API Full mode ? I’m worried that I will never get basic camera controls(shutter speed & RAW) on my Z3 that was advertised to be some of the best camera phones… Not to mention the missing red tones on the display and photos that appear pink-ish, too agressive noise reduction on low-iso photos that ruins photos, bringing the updated applications from Z5 to recent flagships and so many little things that other companies include with their INITIAL software, and Sony doesnt even say a word on that thread on talk.sonymobile.com about Camera2 API that has over 500 posts, such a shame….not even 1 full year with the Z3 and I’m thinking about selling it and getting something else…

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  2. By tiptop web

    #2

    Silent mode is broken since the last update. When will this be fixed? Z3 compact will not switch to the set downtime and not automatically allow exceptions as it used to. This needs to be fixed asap
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  3. By tiptop web

    #3

    James, you now have to double tap the bell icon on the left to access the silence options. It’s an extra movement that wasn’t needed and should be removed imho.
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  4. By James Archard

    #5

    Silent mode is broken since the last update. When will this be fixed? Z3 compact will not switch to the set downtime and not automatically allow exceptions as it used to. This needs to be fixed asap

    • By Chris Cogan

      #6

      James, you now have to double tap the bell icon on the left to access the silence options. It’s an extra movement that wasn’t needed and should be removed imho.

  5. By Atanas Vangelov

    #7

    Is Sony working on implementing Camera2 API Full mode ? I’m worried that I will never get basic camera controls(shutter speed & RAW) on my Z3 that was advertised to be some of the best camera phones… Not to mention the missing red tones on the display and photos that appear pink-ish, too agressive noise reduction on low-iso photos that ruins photos, bringing the updated applications from Z5 to recent flagships and so many little things that other companies include with their INITIAL software, and Sony doesnt even say a word on that thread on talk.sonymobile.com about Camera2 API that has over 500 posts, such a shame….not even 1 full year with the Z3 and I’m thinking about selling it and getting something else…

    • By Joe Padre

      #8

      Hi Atanas,
      Thanks for your feedback. The consumer forum at talk.sonymobile.com is the best place for these types of questions and comments. You can follow the specific thread for Camera2 API at https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Software-Updates/Camera2-API/td-p/974742, which does have some answers from official Sony Xperia Support Staff.
      Best regards,
      Joe from Developer World

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