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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


In this chapter, we covered some of the more sophisticated usages of AWS CDK, looked at open source tooling, and briefly covered the potential of using CDK alternatives and other open source solutions to build highly resilient serverless applications.

This chapter concludes our book. It has been somewhat difficult to gather information about such a new and constantly changing technology. We hope this book has been helpful in your endeavor to build great cloud applications. We can’t wait to see how AWS CDK changes the way you run cloud solutions in your organization and would love to hear back from you with any feedback regarding the book, the projects you utilize CDK for, or just a general chat on the topics.

Thank you from the Westpoint team, happy coding, and goodbye.