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How to upgrade CDK to latest version

CDK is updating all the time. Which is great, the tool is expanding, gaining more features. Take a look of the timestamps in their GitHub releases page. I wonder if Matt Coulter find a single weekend to chill.

I once made a quick Proof of Concept and after two days, I updated my current installed version and my PoC simply stopped work. Good grief is all remote these days. And for new projects I always want to use the latest stable version in the docs – but I also get:

Upgrade recommended

And somehow I forgot again and again the command. After tried the usual suspects cdk upgrade, cdk update or cdk --upgrade, I had to research again. One. More. Time. I'm writing to help me remember.

The command to upgrade your CDK version is:

npm install -g aws-cdk@latest
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Or if you are a Yarn folk:

yarn global upgrade aws-cdk
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#AWSWhishlist: Your buddy Amplify CLI has a amplify upgrade 👀 ... Your move.

Cover photo by Jon Moore on Unsplash. I searched for contructs and this was the best I could find.

Top comments (4)

vumdao profile image
🚀 Vu Dao 🚀

Upgrade CDK version does not solve problems of outdated dependency services between the aws-cdk.core and other modules. Use following commands to solve the prolbem

pip list --local --outdated |grep cdk  | awk '{print $1}' > requirements.txt
pip install --upgrade -r requirements.txt
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thoroc profile image

How is using Pip going to solve npm related issues?

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Ibrahim Cesar

Thanks! Is a little annoying sometimes!