Implementing AWS Solution Patterns with L3 CDK Constructs

Lab Steps

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Introducing AWS CDK L3 Pattern Constructs
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Setting up the AWS CDK Project
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Implementing a Layer 3 CDK Pattern Construct

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DifficultyIntermediate
Time Limit1h
Students34

Description

AWS CDK constructs can represent single AWS services as well as higher-level abstractions that consist of multiple, related resources. These constructs can be found in the AWS Constructs Library and are organized into three layers.

Layer 3 (L3) resources are also referred to as Solution Constructs. Solution constructs are open-source extensions of AWS CDK constructs. These solutions provide well-architected patterns for a variety of common infrastructure use cases. The goal of L3 solution constructs is to accelerate the developer's experience as they build out their applications.

In this lab, you will work with an L3 CDK construct to learn how to implement predictable and repeatable patterns into your applications.

Important: This hands-on lab uses the latest AWS CDK v2. For hands-on labs and challenges that use the AWS CDK v1, refer to the Get Hands-on with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK v1) learning path.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Implement an L3 CDK construct in a CDK application
  • Utilize the AWS CDK v2 Toolkit to initialize and configure cloud resources

Intended Audience

  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers

Prerequisites

Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • Layer 1 and Layer 2 CDK Constructs
  • Python Programming
  • AWS CloudFormation
  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon SQS

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:

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About the Author
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Jun is a Cloud Labs Developer with previous experience as a Software Engineer and Cloud Developer. He holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Engineer Professional certifications. He also holds the AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Developer, and SysOps Administrator Associate certifications. 

Jun is focused on giving back to the growing cloud community by sharing his knowledge and experience with students and creating engaging content.