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Announcing LocalStack 3.0 General Availability!

We are excited to announce the release of LocalStack 3.0, which features enhanced AWS services, Chaos Engineering tools, IAM Policy Stream, Desktop Application, improved performance, and more!


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Introducing LocalStack for Snowflake: The new emulator to build & test data pipelines locally

We are excited to announce LocalStack for Snowflake (preview), which provides a high-fidelity, completely local Snowflake experience for developing and testing your data pipelines.


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Mastering AWS Infrastructure Testing with LocalStack Cloud Pods - on localhost, CI and Testcontainers

Discover how LocalStack Cloud Pods enable efficient testing of your applications by providing snapshots of AWS infrastructure for local development, continuous integration, and Testcontainers integration.


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Introducing LocalStack Desktop Application for local cloud development & testing

Get started with the new Desktop Application to seamlessly manage your LocalStack container while developing, testing, and debugging your cloud & serverless applications.


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Celebrating 50,000 GitHub Stars for LocalStack!

We're excited to announce that LocalStack has hit a significant milestone of achieving 50,000 GitHub stars. It has been an incredible journey since we started out to build the best possible cloud developer experience, and we are thrilled to share this news with you!


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LocalStack and AWS Parity Explained

At LocalStack we are committed to constantly improve the cloud dev experience. Here is how our AWS Server Framework and a new snapshot testing framework help us to stay on top of AWS changes.


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LocalStack Neptune development with G.V() — Gremlin IDE

We’re partnering with G.V() to simplify development with our Amazon Neptune cloud emulator component. You can now easily query, visualise and model your graph data either interactively or using the Gremlin querying language with G.V() — Gremlin IDE.


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Building LocalStack with LocalStack

We are increasingly building various parts of the LocalStack Web Application using our core cloud emulator, leveraging numerous features for local cloud development. In this blog, we share how we are dogfooding our software to promote faster feature development and reduce inefficient testing loops.


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Ephemeral Environments with LocalStack & Shipyard

We're excited to announce our partnership with Shipyard. This integration empowers you to test your cloud applications in a short-lived, encapsulated deployment — allowing you to shift left by fixing things before they break your production.


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Exploring S3 Mocking Tools — A Comparative Analysis of S3Mock, MinIO, and LocalStack

In this blog post, we conduct a comparison of S3Mock, MinIO, and LocalStack for local development and testing. We evaluate how these tools stack up in terms of API parity with AWS S3 standards, aiming to identify the optimal choice for local S3 development & testing.


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CartonCloud utilizes LocalStack for transforming development efficiency and agility!

CartonCloud maximizes engineering efficiency and agility by leveraging LocalStack to emulate AWS services in a localized environment. In this case study with CartonCloud’s CEO, Vincent Fletcher, we showcase how CartonCloud achieved a 10x reduction in onboarding time and a remarkable 15x improvement in cost and operational efficiency. By standardizing LocalStack across their development environment, CartonCloud not only expedited their engineering endeavours but also significantly enhanced the overall developer experience.


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Renaming the Pro Tier

The renamed 'Starter' tier as the starting point of your journey towards local cloud development.


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How we are making connecting to LocalStack easier

Connecting your applications to LocalStack has not always been easy. In this post, we describe the journey we went through to streamline the LocalStack networking experience.


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Add Authentication & Authorization to LocalStack with the Authress extension

We are excited to announce the Authress extension for LocalStack, which enables a high-fidelity, fully local authentication and authorization service that operates on your local machine.


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Neurolytics enhances the efficiency and agility of its cloud-based development with LocalStack

Neurolytics leverages the full spectrum of LocalStack's capabilities to revolutionize its AI-driven behavioral video analysis platform. In this case study, we explore the journey of Neurolytics with Yashar Hosseinpour, delving into how they utilize LocalStack for seamless local development and testing, which resulted in substantial cost savings, showcasing the transformative impact of LocalStack on their local infrastructure development and overall engineering productivity.


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One Click Local Development: Announcing Leapp's LocalStack Integration

We're excited to announce our partnership with Leapp by Noovolari to integrate LocalStack. Now you can easily create LocalStack sessions in Leapp to connect to the cloud emulator without hassles.


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AWS re:Invent - Ten Things You Need to Know About LocalStack

Discover LocalStack's versatility through our curated list of top 10 features, catering to both beginners and experts in the cloud journey, from core emulation to advanced analytics.


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Join LocalStack at AWS re:Invent 2023

LocalStack is at AWS re:Invent 2023 — Join us in-person to witness our cutting-edge demos on local Cloud Emulation, Extensions, Chaos Engineering, Security Testing, Ephemeral Environments, Cloud Pods, CI Analytics, and more!


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OpenFABR leverages LocalStack for local Infrastructure as Code development and validation

OpenFABR has harnessed the power of LocalStack to enhance the aglity and productivity of their package development via Infrastructure-as-Code. In this case study, we talk with Janaka Abeywardhana, CPTO at FABR, about their experience using LocalStack to transform their developer experience while reducing time and costs associated with deploying infrastructure on AWS.


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LocalStack has joined AWS Marketplace to streamline local cloud development & testing!

Announcing the availability of LocalStack's Cloud Emulator to facilitate local cloud development and team collaboration in the AWS Marketplace.


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Xiatech accelerates their development workflows on cloud using LocalStack!

Xiatech uses a complete, localized AWS environment where developers can build, test, profile and debug infrastructure with LocalStack to accelerate their engineering efforts. In this case study, we talk with Xiatech's Head of Engineering, Rick Timmis about their experience using LocalStack to improve their developer experience and cloud feedback loop!


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Develop your Cloudflare Workers + AWS apps locally with LocalStack & Miniflare

In this post, we showcase how Cloudflare Workers and AWS applications can be easily tested locally, using the powerful Miniflare emulator in combination with the LocalStack platform.


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KnowBe4 redefines their local cloud development & testing using LocalStack

KnowBe4 is migrating its old monolithic PHP-based application to an AWS Serverless model, using LocalStack for testing and integration of their automated audits & compliance platform. In this case study, we talk with Kevin Breton, VP of engineering at KnowBe4, about their experience using LocalStack to redefine their local cloud development & testing!


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Announcing LocalStack 2.0 General Availability!

We are excited to announce the release of LocalStack 2.0 that brings new features, greater AWS parity, and better performance!


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Introducing LocalStack Docker Extension for Docker Desktop

LocalStack's Docker Extension allows developers to manage and run cloud applications locally within Docker Desktop easily. With a fully-integrated experience with features such as configuration profiles, container logs, and more, developers can now easily manage their LocalStack instance.


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Contribute to Open Source With LocalStack & Hacktoberfest

It’s that time of the year again — Hacktoberfest is back and we’re looking for contributions to help us improve LocalStack in our first ever Hacktoberfest event. Join us for an eventful month celebrating open source and contributions to LocalStack.


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LocalStack x Gitpod - Run cloud applications with LocalStack and Gitpod

Developing and running cloud applications is simplified with Gitpod and LocalStack ✨ Gitpod’s fully automated, ephemeral workspaces provide a great developer experience. LocalStack accelerates your dev and test feedback loop.


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Announcing LocalStack Extensions

With LocalStack 1.0 we have introduced LocalStack Extensions that allow developers to extend and customize LocalStack. You can now use Extensions to add new services, extend existing services, and even add custom functionality.


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Cloud Pods - Enabling state sharing and team collaboration for local cloud development

We're excited to announce our latest developments around Cloud Pods - persistent state snapshots that enable next-generation state management and team collaboration features in LocalStack


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Announcing LocalStack 1.0 General Availability!

LocalStack 1.0 introduces a whole suite of significant enhancements in the platform, plus exciting new features for team collaboration and stack analytics.


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Announcing LocalStack Discussion Pages

Introducing, LocalStack's Community Discussion Pages - a space for conversations, feedback and suggestions around the LocalStack platform!


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Monitor your failing Lambdas with CloudWatch and LocalStack

LocalStack now supports CloudWatch metric alarms! In this article, you will learn how to configure and test a simple AWS CloudWatch metric alarm with LocalStack, to get notified on infrastructure failures.


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Debug Lambda functions from your IDE using LocalStack

LocalStack makes it easier to develop, test & debug your Lambda functions locally. Learn how you can attach a debugger to your Lambda function from your IDE using LocalStack.


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LocalStack — 40K stars, 90M pulls and an engaged community!

At LocalStack, we are aiming to propel cloud developer productivity by allowing development teams to quickly and conveniently develop & test their cloud applications directly in their local environments. Touching the milestone of over 40K GitHub Stargazers, 90M Docker Pulls and over a 11K+ strong community, further motivates us to provide the best possible cloud dev experience - giving developers back control over their environments for efficient development & testing loops!


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Develop and Test Real-time Data Pipelines with LocalStack

LocalStack makes it easy to develop and test real-time data pipelines that are built with AWS services. Learn how to deploy CloudWatch, Kinesis, Lambda, and external services using CDK on LocalStack.


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Hot Swapping Python Lambda Functions using LocalStack

Debugging and testing AWS Lambda functions using Hot code swapping with LocalStack’s code mounting


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Introducing LocalStack Cockpit

Building on LocalStack with the power of a GUI application just got easier! LocalStack is proud to release LocalStack Cockpit, a fully-integrated desktop client for our users who would like to use LocalStack for a highly efficient, fully local dev&test loop for cloud development.


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Test Monitoring for LocalStack Apps

Developing Serverless Applications Locally with LocalStack and Debugging Tests with Thundra Foresight. (Guest blog post by Oguzhan Ozdemir, Solutions Engineer @ Thundra)


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LocalStack: 30k stars, 40M pulls - and just getting started! 🚀

At LocalStack, we're working hard to provide the best possible cloud dev experience - giving developers back control over their environments, and enabling a highly efficient, fully local dev&test loop for your cloud applications, to make cloud development fun again.


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