AWS CDK Toolkit

Next, we’ll install the AWS CDK Toolkit. The toolkit is a command-line utility which allows you to work with CDK apps.

Open a terminal session and run the following command:

  • Windows: you’ll need to run this as an Administrator
  • POSIX: on some systems you may need to run this with sudo
npm install -g aws-cdk@0.22.0

You can check the toolkit version:

$ cdk --version

NOTE: This workshop was tested with version v0.22.0 of the AWS CDK. Since the AWS CDK is still in developer preview, new versions of the AWS CDK may include breaking changes. Therefore, throughout the workshop, you will be instructed to install version 0.22.0 by using npm install module@0.22.0.