AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) CI/CD Ops Edition

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The AWS CDK is an abstraction for creating CloudFormation templates. This is an introduction through more advanced concepts.


  1. AWS account setup.
  2. aws-cli installed and configured with key, secret key, and region.
  3. Node.js installed, the latest LTS version is acceptable.
  4. Text editor or IDE installed. I use Visual Studio Code.
  5. git-secrets installed to protect from committing aws credentials to a repository

Install Global Modules

open a command prompt and use npm to install a couple dependencies globally; aws-cdk and typescript.

npm i -g aws-cdk
npm i -g typescript

Each IDE has customizations that make coding in a language easier. This introduction is not intended to cover using a specific IDE

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