Welcome to your CDK Python project!

You should explore the contents of this project. It demonstrates a CDK app with an instance of a stack (cdk_python_crud_stack)
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.

This project is set up like a standard Python project. The initialization process also creates
a virtualenv within this project, stored under the .venv directory. To create the virtualenv
it assumes that there is a python3 executable in your path with access to the venv package.
If for any reason the automatic creation of the virtualenv fails, you can create the virtualenv
manually once the init process completes.

To manually create a virtualenv on MacOS and Linux:

$ python3 -m venv .venv

After the init process completes and the virtualenv is created, you can use the following
step to activate your virtualenv.

$ source .venv/bin/activate

If you are a Windows platform, you would activate the virtualenv like this:

% .venv\Scripts\activate.bat

Once the virtualenv is activated, you can install the required dependencies.

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

At this point you can now synthesize the CloudFormation template for this code.

$ cdk synth

You can now begin exploring the source code, contained in the hello directory.
There is also a very trivial test included that can be run like this:

$ pytest

To add additional dependencies, for example other CDK libraries, just add to
your requirements.txt file and rerun the pip install -r requirements.txt

Useful commands

  • cdk ls list all stacks in the app
  • cdk synth emits the synthesized CloudFormation template
  • cdk deploy deploy this stack to your default AWS account/region
  • cdk diff compare deployed stack with current state
  • cdk docs open CDK documentation



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