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enough-judge-17725

04/09/2019, 8:35 PM
Hi I've been using Pulumi for a few side projects recently and I'm really liking it. I just came across AWS CDK. Could someone let me know or point me in the right direction to find out the differences between the two? Thanks
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gorgeous-egg-16927

04/09/2019, 8:46 PM
I donโ€™t see a direct comparison, but this is close: https://pulumi.io/reference/vs/cloud_templates.html CDK generates CloudFormation templates.
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full-dress-10026

04/09/2019, 8:49 PM
Didn't know about CDK. Looks interesting. Another difference would be that AWS CDK is only going to work with AWS - no other cloud providers.
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enough-judge-17725

04/09/2019, 8:55 PM
Good point! I really like that about Pulumi, especially the cloud module
I only just stumbled across CDK - not sure why AWS is keeping it such low key ๐Ÿ˜„
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full-dress-10026

04/09/2019, 8:56 PM
Likely because it's in developer preview.
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white-balloon-205

04/09/2019, 11:40 PM
AWS CDK has definitely taken some inspiration from Pulumi. As noted above, it's AWS-only and focused on generating CloudFormation templates, which limits some of the flexibility. But like Puulmi it embraces using general-purpose programming languages to target AWS - something we obviously think is a really good idea!
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