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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

The Current CDK Landscape and Outlook

So far in this book, we have learned how AWS CDK has revolutionized the world of infrastructure as code (IaC). It has enabled developers to express cloud infrastructure using familiar programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, and TypeScript. It has redefined how we think about IaC. Developers can now programmatically define and manage infrastructure in a more flexible, scalable, and automated manner. This has enabled new use cases and allowed organizations to adopt DevOps practices more quickly and efficiently.

CDK has also allowed for new and advanced ways of spinning up infrastructure, giving organizations the ability to provision and manage their cloud resources in a more efficient and streamlined manner. As we proceed through this chapter, we will delve into some of the specific patterns that CDK has enabled and discuss how they can be leveraged to simplify and optimize the process of managing cloud infrastructure.

CDK has not...