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Developing microservices using container image support for AWS Lambda and AWS CDK

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework used to define cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. AWS CDK can build container images locally, deploying them to Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), and configure them to run as Lambda functions. AWS CDK accelerates onboarding to AWS because there […]

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Getting started with Bottlerocket on AWS Graviton2

AWS Bottlerocket is a Linux distribution that has been designed from the ground up to run containers. With its built-in security hardening and transactional update model, Bottlerocket offers improved security and operations for container infrastructure. It can be integrated with container orchestrators to allow for auto-update, thereby reducing management and operational overhead along with improved […]

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Packaging and deploying AWS Lambda functions written in Java with AWS Cloud Development Kit

Many Java applications use Apache Maven or Gradle for building and managing the project. These tools help map how to build a particular piece of software, along with its different dependencies. In almost every scenario, these applications will depend on several external dependencies/libraries. AWS Lambda functions written in Java also use these tools for packaging […]

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What to expect at CDK Day 2021

On September 30, 2020 a small group of community members came together to throw our first CDK Day, with people joining us from around the world to celebrate the family of products built on the Cloud Development Kit: AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK), CDK for Terraform, cdk8s, and projen. CDK Day 2021 takes place […]

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Using strong typing practices to declare a large number of resources with AWS CDK

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework that is used to declare Infrastructure as Code (IaC). It allows users to declare infrastructure in a general-purpose programming language and is an abstraction built on top of AWS CloudFormation. Resources declared in AWS CDK compile down to CloudFormation stacks that can […]

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The CDK Patterns open source journey

This post was contributed by Matthew Coulter, Technical Architect at Liberty Mutual. In the summer of 2019, I successfully applied for a promotion to the position of account architect at Liberty IT Solutions, a part of Liberty Mutual Group. This changed everything, as I went from being the systems architect supporting one area to an […]

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Working backwards: The story behind the AWS Cloud Development Kit

Behind every successful open source project, you’ll find a real problem that needed to be solved. In this post, I will explore one such example through the backstory of the AWS Cloud Development Kit, or AWS CDK for short. A big part of this story involves the impact of the Amazon culture and our approach […]

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How the jsii open source framework meets developers where they are

A central part of the value proposition that the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is set to deliver is the ability for developers to express their infrastructure requirements in the programming languages they are most comfortable with. The DevOps movement has blurred the line between application code and infrastructure definition, and it is only […]

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Realize policy as code with AWS Cloud Development Kit through Open Policy Agent

AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software framework that allows users to define and provision AWS infrastructure using familiar programming languages. Using CDK, you can version control infrastructure, and the Infrastructure-as-Code concept opens up new opportunities to manage AWS infrastructure more efficiently and reliably. But when planning to deploy new AWS […]

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Generate Python, Java, and .NET software libraries from a TypeScript source

As builders and developers, many of us are aware of the principle of Don’t Repeat Yourself (or DRY) and practice it every day. Entire runtimes and programming languages have been developed by taking that principle to an even higher level, with the core idea of writing software once and having it run on many different […]

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