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Welcome Developers!

Hey there, and thanks for joining us! Hope you can’t wait to play a little bit with this new thing we call the “AWS Cloud Development Kit” or in short, the AWS CDK.

The AWS CDK is a new software development framework from AWS with the sole purpose of making it fun and easy to define cloud infrastructure in your favorite programming language and deploy it using AWS CloudFormation.

In this workshop we are going to use TypeScript and JavaScript as our programming languages, but the AWS CDK is currently supported in JavaScript, TypeScript, Java and .NET and more languages are coming soon.

So what are we going to build? Nothing too fancy…

We’ll spend some time setting up your development environment and learning a little about how to work with the CDK Toolkit to deploy your app to an AWS environment.

Then, you’ll write a little “Hello, world” Lambda function and front it with an API Gateway endpoint so users can call it via an HTTP request.

Next, we’ll introduce the powerful concept of CDK constructs. Constructs allow you to bundle up a bunch of infrastructure into reusable components which anyone can compose into their apps. We’ll walk you through writing your own construct.

Finally, we’ll show you how to use a construct from an npm library in your stack.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Create new CDK applications.
  • Define your app’s infrastructure using the AWS Construct Library
  • Deploy your CDK apps to your AWS account
  • Define your own reusable constructs
  • Consume constructs published by other people