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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

Indestructible Serverless Application Architecture (ISAA)

We have uploaded modified WordPress PHP files via FTP with drag and drop. I’ve (Mark) worked with Vagrant, Chef, and Puppet (which was the first time I was introduced to infrastructure automation) and, later, with tools such as Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes, and Helm. As well as making the life of a DevOps engineer easier, they also allow for more complex infrastructure use cases to be addressed. AWS CDK is the next step in this evolution.

Up until this chapter, we’ve gone through the practicalities of using AWS CDK. For our team at Westpoint, CDK and similar tools, such as Pulumi, CDKTF, and cdk8s (which we will explain in further detail in the next chapter), have an important significance. This is the first time we’ve seen cloud infrastructure automation be Turing complete, and with the likes of Node.js, TypeScript, and the CDK standard library, we now have advanced tooling to instruct this Turing-complete...