Jill Rouleau

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Getting Started With AWS Ansible Module Development and Community Contribution

We often hear from cloud admins and developers that they’re interested in giving back to Ansible and using their knowledge to benefit the community, but they don’t know how to get started.  Lots of folks may even already be carrying new Ansible modules or plugins in their local environments, and are looking to get them included upstream for more broad use.

Luckily, it doesn’t take much to get started as an Ansible contributor. If you’re already using the Ansible AWS modules, there are many ways to use your existing knowledge, skills and experience to contribute. If you need some ideas on where to contribute, take a look at the following:

  • Creating integration tests: Creating missing tests for modules is a great way to get started, and integration tests are just Ansible tasks!
  • Module porting: If you’re familiar with the boto3 Python library, there’s also a backlog of modules that need to be ported from boto2 to boto3.
  • Repository issue triage: And of course there’s always open Github issues and pull requests. Testing bugs or patches and providing feedback on your use cases and experiences is very valuable.

The AWS Ansible Content Collections

Starting with Ansible 2.10, the AWS Continue reading