# deployment-ecs

Roberto Tolosa

03/14/2023, 4:51 AM
hi! i have a probably basic question that's specific to deploying on ECS: we just successfully spun up Dagster for the first time, and i see that assets need to be created as python files. is there an easy way to create and edit these files from Dagster's UI? or is the main way people iterate on their setup basically making edits in the S3 bucket?


03/14/2023, 2:46 PM
Generally for an ECS deploy, people will set up a cicd pipeline that • gets a new commit to a git repo • builds and pushes a docker image with your Dagster code • updates ecs to use the new image
It’s not possible to edit asset code from the Dagster UI. For iterating on a setup, it’s ideal to have a local dagster instal where you can try things out with mocked resources etc. and a fast dev loop

Roberto Tolosa

03/14/2023, 4:41 PM
got it, thanks @johann! 🙏 my local install kept failing on an M1 mac, so i'll give the cicd pipeline (or a docker container in EC2 first) a try