Watch Philipp Garbe's JAX DevOps session

Boost your AWS Infrastructure

JAXenter Editorial Team

Supercharge your AWS (Amazon Web Services) infrastructure with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). This talk gives an introduction to the new AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), an imperative way to write CloudFormation templates in the language of your choice, even in Java.

Infrastructure as Code has been adopted by many teams in the last years. It makes provisioning of your infrastructure easy and helps to keep your environments consistent. But by using declarative templates, we still miss many practices that we are used for “normal” code. You’ve probably already felt the pain that each CloudFormation template is just a copy & paste of your last projects or from StackOverflow. Can you trust these snippets? How can you align improvements or even security fixes through your codebase? How can you share best practices within your company?

Philipp also explains why AWS CDK is such a game changer and how your teams can spend less time writing CloudFormation templates while improving their code quality.


AWSPhilipp Garbe works as a Lead Platform Engineer at Scout24 in Munich. As part of the Cloud Platform Engineering team, he’s creating a cutting-edge cloud experience for Scout’s builder teams through automated tooling and products.

He is driven by technologies and tools that allow him to deliver and release faster and more often. He expects that every commit automatically goes into production so it shouldn’t be a surprise that he’s excited about microservices, containers and cloud-native technologies. Affected by Pain Driven Development, he believes that things need to be changed whenever the pain is big enough.

Philipp has been rewarded as Docker Captain and AWS Container Hero.

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