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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

Configuring the project

Open this chapter’s code in your editor of choice. Just like in the previous chapters, we have divided the code into infrastructure, server, and web directories.

First, let’s go ahead and build the frontend for our application so that, just like in the previous chapter, CDK can upload the build directory’s contents to S3. Go to the web directory and, in the terminal, run the following command:

$ yarn

Follow this up with the following command:

$ yarn build:prod

Then, back in the infrastructure directory, run the following command:

$ yarn

This will install all the project’s dependencies.

Also, don’t forget to create the .env.production file with the required environmental variables.

With that sorted out, let’s move on to serverless computing.