AWS Cloud Development Kit Adds Support for .NET, Java

This week Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) has added support for .NET and Java.

The kit helps AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Using what it described as an infrastructure-as-code approach, the open-source AWS CDK hit general availability last July with initial support for TypeScript/JavaScript as well as Python, while C# and Java were on tap at the time via developer previews.

"With the AWS CDK, you can design, compose, and share your own custom resources that incorporate your unique requirements," AWS' Martin Beeby said in a post last week. "For example, you can use the AWS CDK to model a VPC, with its associated routing and security configurations. You could then wrap that code into a construct and then share it with the rest of your organization. In this way, you can start to build up libraries of these constructs that you can use to standardize the way your organization creates AWS resources.

"I like that by using the AWS CDK, you can build your application, including the infrastructure, in your favorite IDE, using the same programming language that you use for your application code. As you code your AWS CDK model in either .NET or Java, you get productivity benefits like code completion and inline documentation, which make it faster to model your infrastructure."

In the post, Beeby details how to work with the CDK to build a host of resources in the cloud.

"With the addition of Java and .NET, the AWS CDK now supports 5 programming languages in total, giving you more options in how you build your AWS resources," Beeby concluded. "Why not install the AWS CDK today and give it a try in whichever language is your favorite?"

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