One of the many benefits of using CDK is the ability to easily create and manage an API Gateway, which is a fully managed service that makes it easy to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale.
In this blog post, we will walk through the process of creating an API Gateway via AWS CDK.
An AWS account
Node.js and npm installed on your computer
The AWS CDK CLI (Command Line Interface) installed on your computer
Step 1: Create a new CDK project
First, we will create a new CDK project using the following command:
This will create a new directory with the necessary files and dependencies for a CDK project.
Step 2: Add the API Gateway construct to your project
Next, we will add the API Gateway construct to our project by installing the @aws-cdk/aws-apigateway package:
npm install @aws-cdk/aws-apigateway
Step 3: Define your API Gateway
Now, let's define our API Gateway in the lib/cdk-starter-stack.js file.
First, import the ApiGateway class from the @aws-cdk/aws-apigateway package: