Instructor: 0:00 In order to start the todos in our app, we are going to need the database. For that, we are going to use Amazon DynamoDB. DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database for any scale.
0:09 What that means is that we can start small without having to write a detailed schema because it is a NoSQL database. Also, DynamoDB is a fully managed service. AWS is responsible for delivering a single digit millisecond performance at any scale and we are going to be responsible for putting data in our database.
0:25 Let's go back to our todo backend construct and we are going to create a new DynamoDB table. First, open up the terminal and run npm install --save @aws-cdk/aws-dynamodb. Hit Enter and next we are going to import * as dynamodb from '@aws-cdk/aws-dynamodb'.
0:42 In order to create a new table, I'm going to do new dynamodb.table. The table is going to take three arguments. The first one is the scope, which I'm going to set to this, as usual. The second argument, the id, I'm going to set it to todo-database. The third one are the props.
0:57 The only prop that is required is the partition key. Our partition key in DynamoDB is a key that uniquely identifies each item in a DynamoDB table. As we can see, over here, a partition key is an object with a name and a type.
1:09 The first up is the name of the attribute, I'm going to call it an id. The second one, the type, I'm going to set it to DynamoDB AttributeType string. Every single todo in our todo-database is going to have a unique id. Next, open up the terminal and run cdk deploy in order to deploy the stack to AWS.
1:27 After it's done, we can see our table in CloudFormation. Let's go to Services, search for CloudFormation, click over here. Next up, click on our stack, and in the Resources section, we can search for Dynamo.
1:37 Here we can see our brand new DynamoDB table. Click on it in order to go to DynamoDB Console. We can see that our table is completely empty. To make sure that everything is fine, let's go ahead and create a new item. I'm going to set the id to 123.
1:49 Next up, I'm going to append a new property. It's going to be a string, a field of todo, and a value of "Create a DynamoDB table with CDK." I'm going to append one more thing. This is going to be a Boolean. The field name is going to be, is-complete, and the value is going to be set-to-true. If I save that we are going to be able to see our todo item created in our todo-table.