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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


This has been one of the most important chapters in this book from the end-to-end CDK project perspective. We learned how to set up GitHub and CodePipeline to work together. We created a root Chapter5PipelineStack that pulls code from GitHub, verifies the integrity of the application by running tests, builds both the frontend and backend portions, and deploys the stacks in multiple environments. As we said earlier in the chapter, your pipeline setup will probably be a lot more advanced than this in your production projects. Yet, the knowledge you’ve gained in this chapter should equip you to deal with these complexities and build awesomely automated infrastructures.

In the next chapter, we will look into tightening our CDK infrastructure with actual infrastructure tests! We will also review some of the practical lessons our teams have had to learn when dealing with CDK projects. See you there!