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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

Debugging CDK apps using VSCode

Debugging AWS CDK applications in VSCode allows you to easily identify and fix issues in your code. By using VSCode’s built-in debugging tools, such as breakpoints and the ability to step through code, you can quickly locate the source of any errors or bugs and make the necessary changes to resolve them.

Additionally, VSCode’s integration with AWS CDK makes it easy to set up and run debugging sessions, allowing you to quickly test and troubleshoot your code without having to switch between multiple tools or environments. Debugging in VSCode can save you time and improve the overall development process of your AWS CDK applications.


Code debugging is not a feature that’s exclusive to VSCode and there are plenty of resources online on how to set up debugging for other code editors and tools.

To debug AWS CDK using VSCode, you need to set up a launch configuration in your launch.json file. To do that, within the...