Posted On: Apr 17, 2024

Today, AWS announces the AWS Project Development Kit (PDK) blueprints in Amazon CodeCatalyst. The AWS PDK provides building blocks for common patterns along with development tools to manage and build your projects. You can now use the AWS PDK in CodeCatalyst through the PDK blueprints, enabling you to compose one or more such blueprints together to create an application comprising of a React website, Smithy API, and the supporting CDK infrastructure to deploy the application to AWS. You can get started by creating a PDK backed project in CodeCatalyst. For more information, see the Blueprints documentation and PDK tutorial.

CodeCatalyst blueprints create a project with a source repository, sample source code, CI/CD workflows, build and test reports, and integrated issue tracking tools. PDK blueprints remove the undifferentiated heavy lifting of setting up different projects for a full stack application, giving you the ability to address specific requirements across multiple projects in less time. PDK blueprints allow you to build your application iteratively, only adding on what you need, when you need it, while retaining full control of each blueprint’s configuration. For more information, see the AWS PDK GitHub source repository.