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AWS CDK in Practice

By : Mark Avdi, Leo Lam
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AWS CDK in Practice

By: Mark Avdi, Leo Lam

Overview of this book

As cloud applications are becoming more complex, multiple tools and services have emerged to cater to the challenges of running reliable solutions. Although infrastructure as code, containers, and orchestration tools, such as Kubernetes, have proved to be efficient in solving these challenges, AWS CDK represents a paradigm shift in building easily developed, extended, and maintained applications. With AWS CDK in Practice, you’ll start by setting up basic day-to-day infrastructure while understanding the new prospects that CDK offers. You’ll learn how to set up pipelines for building CDK applications on the cloud that are long-lasting, agile, and maintainable. You’ll also gain practical knowledge of container-based and serverless application development. Furthermore, you’ll discover how to leverage AWS CDK to build cloud solutions using code instead of configuration files. Finally, you’ll explore current community best practices for solving production issues when dealing with CDK applications. By the end of this book, you’ll have practical knowledge of CDK, and you’ll be able to leverage the power of AWS with code that is simple to write and maintain using AWS CDK.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Part 1: An Introduction to AWS CDK
Part 2: Practical Cloud Development with AWS CDK
Part 3: Serverless Development with AWS CDK
Part 4: Advanced Architectural Concepts

Serverless Application Development with AWS CDK

By this point, you have acquired the skills needed to navigate AWS CDK with ease and can confidently apply CDK to your projects. Throughout this book, we have emphasized that CDK simplifies the maintenance of both traditional cloud applications, whether virtualized or containerized, as well as serverless application development. The challenges of serverless development have previously included the overwhelming amount of JSON and YAML code required to provision various components of a serverless stack. Fortunately, AWS CDK’s comprehensive toolkit makes managing these components significantly more manageable. The remaining chapters of this book will delve into various techniques for effectively working with AWS CDK and serverless architecture.

In the previous chapter, we learned how to test our CDK code. In this chapter, we are going to learn how to make our code serverless by ditching RDS and ECS for API Gateway and AWS Lambda...