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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

ISAA principles

So how does one make an application virtually indestructible? Let’s review some of the principles that ensure that ISAA is indestructible.

A fuller stack

With the advent of AWS CDK, the worlds of full stack engineers and DevOps engineers have begun to merge into one. CDK allows developers to code their infrastructure, giving them more options to build resilient applications. This means that developers now have the ability to take responsibility for their infrastructure code, rather than simply piling things up in a container and passing it on to a DevOps team to deploy.

Gone are the days when developers were only responsible for writing application code and DevOps teams were responsible for deploying and managing the infrastructure. With CDK, developers can now write both application code and infrastructure code and have more control over the entire application life cycle. This allows for a more streamlined and efficient development process, as well...