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Category: Technical How-to

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 […]

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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 […]

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Using atomic counters in the Enhanced DynamoDB AWS SDK for Java 2.x client

We are pleased to announce that users of the enhanced client for Amazon DynamoDB in AWS SDK for Java 2.x can now enable atomic counters, as well as add custom DynamoDB update expressions through the enhanced client extension framework. Customers have told us that they want improved performance and consistency when updating table records. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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AWS Batch Application Orchestration using AWS Fargate

Many customers prefer to use Docker images with AWS Batch and AWS Cloudformation for cost-effective and faster processing of complex jobs. To run batch workloads in the cloud, customers have to consider various orchestration needs, such as queueing workloads, submitting to a compute resource, prioritizing jobs, handling dependencies and retries, scaling compute, and tracking utilization […]

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Virus scan S3 buckets with a serverless ClamAV based CDK construct

Edit: March 10th 2022 – Updated post to use AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) v2. Protecting systems from malware is an essential part of a systems protection strategy. It is important to both scan binaries and other files before introducing them into your system boundary and appropriately respond to potential threats in accordance to your […]

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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 […]

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Build and Deploy .Net Core WebAPI Container to Amazon EKS using CDK & cdk8s

In this blog, we will leverage the development capabilities of the CDK for Kubernetes framework also known as cdk8s along with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) framework to provision infrastructure through AWS CloudFormation. cdk8s allows us to define Kubernetes apps and components using familiar languages. cdk8s is an open-source software development framework for defining Kubernetes applications and […]

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Developing on Amazon Linux 2 using Windows

See how to get the best of both Windows and Linux as your development environment all on the same machine. Run the Amazon Linux 2 distribution via the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 and leverage the Visual Studio Code Remote – WSL extension, AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code, and the AWS SAM CLI to provide a frictionless development experience.

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