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AWS CDK in Practice

By : Mark Avdi, Leo Lam
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AWS CDK in Practice

3.5 (2)
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


Welcome to our book on the exciting world of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). In this book, we will take you on a journey through the world of modern cloud infrastructure and show you how to leverage the power of AWS CDK to create and manage your infrastructure using familiar programming languages.

AWS CDK has revolutionized the way developers think about IaC by providing a more flexible, scalable, and automated approach to infrastructure management. With AWS CDK, you can programmatically define and manage your cloud infrastructure, making it easier to adopt DevOps practices and scale your applications.

Throughout this book, we will cover the core concepts of AWS CDK and show you how to use it to build and deploy various aspects of cloud applications. We will also cover advanced topics, such as testing, troubleshooting, and best practices for managing large-scale infrastructure.