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This project is part of the liveProject series Internal Developer Platform on AWS
basic TypeScript • basic Git • intermediate AWS (IAM, VPC, CodeBuild, ECR, ECS, DynamoDB)
skills learned
define infrastructure with TypeScript • provision infrastructure with CDKTF • deployment pipelines with CodeBuild
Daniel Li
1 week · 2-4 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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Congratulations! You’ve recently been hired as the sole DevOps engineer for BuildIT, a fast-growing digital agency that builds websites and applications for its clients. Your first task is to automate the setup of its infrastructure. You’ll write a set of TypeScript configurations for CDK for Terraform (CDKTF), a popular infrastructure as code (IaC) tool, establishing a deployment pipeline on AWS that detects changes to a specific branch of a sample Git repository and automatically deploys new versions of the application to Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS). When you’re done, you’ll have upgraded BuildIT’s infrastructure with automated deployment that will scale with its success.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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project author

Daniel Li
Daniel Li is a generalist staff software engineer who has nearly a decade of experience spanning front-end, back-end, system administration, DevOps, and platform engineering. He’s the author of Building Enterprise JavaScript Applications, which explains how various tools in the JavaScript ecosystem work together. Daniel is a regular speaker at meetups and conferences, including PlatformCON.


This liveProject is for developers and DevOps engineers who are new to IaC or are familiar with IaC and want to try CDKTF. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basic Git and GitHub
  • Basic Node.js
  • Basic TypeScript
  • Basic Docker
  • Basic AWS
  • Basic networking
  • Basic containerization

you will learn

In this project, you'll learn how to use CDKTF to define and provision a base infrastructure as well as how to build a pipeline on AWS.

  • Create the base infrastructure using AWS IAM, AWS VPCs (Availability Zones, CIDR notation, subnets, Security Groups), and AWS ECS
  • Create a build pipeline using Git, GitHub, Docker, AWS ALB, AWS ECR, and AWS CodeBuild


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