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Using Amazon Corretto (OpenJDK) for lean, fast, and efficient AWS Lambda Applications

Using Amazon Corretto (OpenJDK) for lean, fast, and efficient AWS Lambda By Guest Blogger Adam Bien In this post, I will discuss how you can launch large, monolithic applications on top of AWS Lambda, and I’ll show that they perform well and are cost effective. You’ll learn that the same application you develop for Lambda […]

Version 1 of the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is now in maintenance mode

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) version 1 (v1) for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go is now in maintenance mode. AWS CDK v1 is no longer receiving higher-level “L2” construct updates for new or existing services. It will continue receiving updates for new and updated resource level “L1” constructs, critical bug fixes, and security updates only.  We […]

Tips & Tricks: Debugging your C# CDK project in Visual Studio

NOTE: This post assumes the reader has some familiarity with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). To get started with the AWS CDK, please visit the AWS CDK Developer Guide and follow the AWS CDK for .NET workshop. The AWS CDK is an an open-source Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) framework that allows developers to model and provision […]

Increasing development speed with CDK Watch

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) CLI introduces a new mode of operation, cdk watch, and two new flags for cdk deploy, –hotswap and –no-rollback. cdk watch makes development faster by monitoring your code and assets for changes and automatically performing the optimal form of deployment every time a file change is detected, meaning you […]

How customer feedback shaped the AWS Cloud Development Kit version 2

The DevOps movement has blurred the line between runtime code and infrastructure code, and it’s no surprise that engineers want to write both in the same language. This is why we created the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which enables you to define your cloud Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using the familiarity and expressive power […]

Testing CDK Applications in Any Language

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework to define your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. Because the AWS CDK enables you to define your infrastructure in regular programming languages, you can also write automated unit tests for your infrastructure code, just like you do for your […]

Experimental construct libraries are now available in AWS CDK v2

The AWS CDK v2 experimental APIs are now available as separate packages, in addition to the existing stable APIs. The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open-source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. With the AWS CDK, you can define your infrastructure as code […]

Recommended AWS CDK project structure for Python applications

September 22, 2022: Migrated the reference application to AWS CDK v2. Renamed deployment.py to backend/component.py to support multi-component use cases and better emphasize the mapping of AWS Well-Architected Framework component terminology. Renamed pipeline.py to toolchain.py to expand the scope to any tools related to component’s software development life cycle (e.g. continuous deployment pipeline, pull request […]

Construct Hub Developer Preview

We are excited to announce the Construct Hub developer preview. It is a one-stop destination for finding, reusing and sharing constructs authored by AWS, AWS Partner Network partners, third parties, and the developer community. In the preview version of the website, we list constructs for Python and TypeScript programming languages. CDK constructs are cloud architecture building […]

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Building an Apache Kafka data processing Java application using the AWS CDK

Building an Apache Kafka data processing Java application using the AWS CDK Piotr Chotkowski, Cloud Application Development Consultant, AWS Professional Services Using a Java application to process data queued in Apache Kafka is a common use case across many industries. Event-driven and microservices architectures, for example, often rely on Apache Kafka for data streaming and […]