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This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
Nov 2019
Assess?

For many of our teams Terraform has become the default choice for defining cloud infrastructure. However, some of our teams have been experimenting with AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) and they like what they've seen so far. In particular, they like the use of first-class programming languages instead of configuration files which allows them to use existing tools, test approaches and skills. Like similar tools, care is still needed to ensure deployments remain easy to understand and maintain. Given that support for C# and Java is coming soon and ignoring for now some gaps in functionality, we think AWS CDK is worth watching as an alternative to other configuration file–based approaches.