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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

Common problems with serverless development

Developing serverless applications has become a popular and useful tool in the tech industry, promising to simplify the deployment and creation of applications. However, as with any new technology, there are always a few bumps in the road.

One of the most common issues is a lack of visibility into the underlying infrastructure. Unlike traditional server-based applications, where the servers and their configurations are visible and accessible, serverless applications abstract these away, making it more difficult to identify and solve issues when they arise.

Another problem is the lack of control over the environment. As serverless technologies are designed to abstract away the underlying infrastructure, developers are often limited in the amount of control they have over the environment in which their applications run. This makes it challenging to implement certain types of functionality, such as fine-grained access control or data storage...