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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

What is serverless?

Serverless computing is a way of developing and running cloud-based apps and services without worrying about managing servers. Rather than setting up and maintaining servers as in traditional computing, the cloud provider (such as AWS) handles all the tedious server stuff for you. This means you can focus on writing code and developing your app.

Your app runs in response to events such as a user request or a message in a queue, and the cloud provider automatically handles the code execution and scales things up or down as needed. This saves you time and money while also lowering the risk of downtime and other problems.

As mentioned previously, with serverless computing, you can concentrate on what matters: the functionality of your app. The cloud provider handles all the technical aspects, allowing you to develop faster and take advantage of cutting-edge technology without worrying about compatibility issues.

It’s a win-win situation – it...