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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

Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

Code in text: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: “If you dig into any of these directories, you will see that they each has its own README files, package.json files, and various other relevant configurations for building high-level components.”

A block of code is set as follows:

useEffect(() => {
    const fetchTodos = async () => {
      const response = await axios.get(backend_url);
}, []);

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

$ cdk deploy --profile cdk

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For instance, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in bold. Here is an example: “Click on Request, select Request a public certificate, and click Next.”

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