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AWS DevOps Simplified

By : Akshay Kapoor
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AWS DevOps Simplified

By: Akshay Kapoor

Overview of this book

DevOps and AWS are the two key enablers for the success of any modern software-run business. DevOps accelerates software delivery, while AWS offers a plethora of services, allowing developers to prioritize business outcomes without worrying about undifferentiated heavy lifting. This book focuses on the synergy between them, equipping you with strong foundations, hands-on examples, and a strategy to accelerate your DevOps journey on AWS. AWS DevOps Simplified is a practical guide that starts with an introduction to AWS DevOps offerings and aids you in choosing a cloud service that fits your company's operating model. Following this, it provides hands-on tutorials on the GitOps approach to software delivery, covering immutable infrastructure and pipelines, using tools such as Packer, CDK, and CodeBuild/CodeDeploy. Additionally, it provides you with a deep understanding of AWS container services and how to implement observability and DevSecOps best practices to build and operate your multi-account, multi-Region AWS environments. By the end of this book, you’ll be equipped with solutions and ready-to-deploy code samples that address common DevOps challenges faced by enterprises hosting workloads in the cloud.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1 Driving Transformation through AWS and DevOps
Part 2 Faster Software Delivery with Consistent and Reproducible Environments
Part 3 Security and Observability of Containerized Workloads
Part 4 Taking the Next Steps

What is AWS CDK?

AWS CDK enables users to leverage general-purpose programming constructs such as classes, objects, and inheritance to generate AWS CloudFormation templates, and also deploy them in the respective AWS account and region. It does not manage the deployment orchestration itself but rather offloads this responsibility to AWS CloudFormation. This means that it is also, in a way, dependent on the capabilities of AWS CloudFormation and the interfaces exposed by the service.

With familiar programming languages and integrations with commonly used IDEs, it’s quite easy to start building infrastructure by leveraging the reusable classes offered by the development kit. The high-level constructs automatically use sensible defaults, which not only improves the overall security posture of your infrastructure but also empowers the users to do more with less code. When working with AWS-managed services at the application level, typically, teams combine the definition of infrastructure...