Create an empty directory on your system:
mkdir cdk-workshop && cd cdk-workshop
We will use
cdk init to create a new TypeScript CDK project:
cdk init sample-app --language typescript
Output should look like this (you can safely ignore warnings about initialization of a git repository, this probably means you don’t have git installed, which is fine for this workshop):
Applying project template app for typescript Initializing a new git repository... Executing npm install... npm notice created a lockfile as package-lock.json. You should commit this file. npm WARN firstname.lastname@example.org No repository field. npm WARN email@example.com No license field. # Welcome to your CDK TypeScript project! You should explore the contents of this project. It demonstrates a CDK app with an instance of a stack (`CdkWorkshopStack`) which contains an Amazon SQS queue that is subscribed to an Amazon SNS topic. The `cdk.json` file tells the CDK Toolkit how to execute your app. ## Useful commands * `npm run build` compile typescript to js * `npm run watch` watch for changes and compile * `npm run test` perform the jest unit tests * `cdk deploy` deploy this stack to your default AWS account/region * `cdk diff` compare deployed stack with current state * `cdk synth` emits the synthesized CloudFormation template
As you can see, it shows us a bunch of useful commands to get us started.