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  • Stands for Cloud Development Kit.
  • Define your cloud infrastructure using a familiar language:
    • JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, Java, and .NET
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  • Contains high level components called constructs
  • The code is compiled into a CloudFormation template (JSON/YAML)
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    • It is a step above CloudFormation and way easier to work with
    • Since the code is compiled we can find out errors if any before generating the template
  • You can therefore deploy infrastructure and application runtime code together
    • Great for Lambda functions
    • Great for Docker containers in ECS / EKS
In CDK there is something known as constructs


  • SAM:
    • Serverless focused
    • Write your template declaratively In JSON or YAML
    • Great for quickly getting started with Lambda
    • Leverages CloudFormation
  • CDK:
    • All AWS services
    • Write infra in a programming language JavaScript/TypeScript, Python, Java, and .NET
    • Leverages CloudFormation

Last updated: 2022-05-27