CDK in an Hour
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CDK in an Hour

Quickly learn and use AWS's Cloud Development Kit

About the Book

This book introduces infrastructure as code to experienced developers that are just getting started. I will show you how to define resources using a language that you already have experience with, so you can get started quickly.

About the Author

Ben Force
Ben Force

Ben is a 4x AWS certified, senior software engineer. He currently works in a healthcare startup and is passionate about teaching serverless.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
    • Setting up your environment
    • Create a CDK Project
    • Add Some Resources
    • Deploy It
    • Look at what you made
  • Chapter 2: Creating a Construct
  • Chapter 3: Getting Parameters into CDK
    • CloudFormation Parameters
    • Environment Variables
    • Using the CDK Context
    • Using Parameter Store
    • Using Secrets
  • Chapter 4: Creating an API
  • Chapter 5: Testing your Infrastructure Code
    • How to setup CDK unit tests
    • How detailed should your tests be?
    • When should tests be run?
  • Chapter 6: Deploying from a Pipeline
    • How to Authenticate Deployments
    • Reviewing Changes before Deployment
    • Rolling back changes
  • Chapter 7: Generate a System Dashboard
    • What are Aspects?
    • Creating the Dashboard Construct
    • Implementing visit()
    • Testing It
    • Conclusion
  • Chapter 8: Advanced Lambda Builds
  • Chapter 9: Multiple Stacks
    • How to create multiple stacks
    • How to connect resources between stacks
    • What are nested stacks
  • Chapter 10: Special Resources
    • Modifying Lower Level Constructs
    • Custom Resources
    • Escape Hatch

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