A curated list of awesome ECS guides, development tools, and resources
By nathanpeck

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A curated list of guides, development tools, and resources for Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). This list includes both community created content as well as content created by AWS.

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First steps

Pick your container hosting strategy:

Pick a tool for deploying your application

Older tools

The following tools may not be as up-to-date or maintained, but are retained here for reference:

- [ECS CLI v1]( - The original CLI for ECS is designed to be mostly compatible
with Docker Compose. It turns a local Docker Compose file into a remote deployment.
- [fargate]( - Command line tool for interacting with AWS Fargate. With just a single command you can build, push, and launch your container in Fargate, orchestrated by ECS.
- [fargate-create]( - A CLI tool for creating new projects based on Terraform templates and [Fargate CLI]( Supported stacks:
- [Web Application (ALB - HTTP/HTTPS)](
- [Network Application (NLB)](
- [Background Worker (Service)](
- [Scheduled Task (Job)](
- [mu]( - Automates everything relating to ECS devops and CI/CD. This framework lets you write a simple metadata file and it constructs all the infrastructure you need so that you can deploy to ECS by simply pushing to your Git repo.
- [deployfish]( - Write a simplified `deployfish.yml` file describing your deployment and let this tool handle the heavy lifting of deploying your service.
- [Airship Terraform for ECS](
- [CloudFormation reference architecture]( - An older CloudFormation reference architecture for ECS
- [Cloudonaut CloudFormation templates](
- - [empire]( - Control layer on top of ECS that provides a Heroku like workflow
- [broadside]( - Ruby based command line tool for deploying to ECS
- [UFO]( - Ruby based tool for building containers and shipping them to ECS
- [bash deployment script]( by [Justin Kulesza](
- [pnzr]( - Go based tool for building and pushing to ECS, also has integraton with AWS KMS for secrets management.
- [deplojo]( - Python based deployment tool using ECS
- [convox]( - Easily build, deploy and scale applications on ECS
- [ecsctl]( - Open source tool similar to Kubernetes `kubectl` for ECS.
- [ecs-deploy]( - Simple but powerful tool for initiating automatic blue green deploys on ECS
- [ecspresso]( - Minimalistic: JSON file goes in, service launches
- [ecsrun]( - Easily run one-off tasks against an ECS Task Definition using a config file based approach.
- [shipctl]( - Tool that supports deploying a task on ECS, rolling back, or just running a one-off task
- [ecsdeploy]( - A client and simplified web interface for managing your ECS cluster, rolling out and rolling back application versions
- [ecs-service]( - CLI tool for deploying to ECS using CloudFormation with support for .env files for environment specific configuration of your containers
- [kms-env]( - CLI tool for managing secrets using AWS KMS in .env files which can be used in conjunction with **ecs-service** to supply secrets to your containers
- [ecsq]( - A developer friendly tool for querying the state of an ECS cluster
- [Wonqa]( is a tool for spinning up disposable QA environments in AWS Fargate, with SSL enabled by Let's Encrypt. More details about Wonqa on the [Wonder Engineering blog](



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