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Creating a Serverless Application with the AWS CDK

A common serverless pattern involves an API Gateway that triggers one or more Lambda functions, which in turn makes changes to a DynamoDB table. In this lab, we will build such an application from scratch, which we will use to take inventory of our tabletop RPG miniatures.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Sep 26, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Cloud9 Environment and Configure It for CDK Development

    • npm install -g npm

    • npm install aws-cdk-lib

    • mkdir first-cdk-app
    • cd first-cdk-app/

    • cdk init app --language typescript

    • cdk bootstrap
    • npm install -D @types/aws-lambda
    • npm install -D aws-sdk
npm install -D aws-xray-sdk
  2. Challenge

    Create Constructs for Your API Gateway, Lambda Function, and DynamoDB Table

  3. Challenge

    Code Your Lambda Function to Be Able to Scan Items on Your DynamoDB Table

  4. Challenge

    Deploy Your Infrastructure to the AWS Account and Test the API

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