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Big News Regarding Python, boto, and AWS

by Jeff Barr | on | in Developer Tools | | Comments

We know that developers want to call the AWS APIs from many different languages. Over the last couple of years we have created and delivered SDKs for Java, PHP, .NET, and Ruby. We have also done the same for the iOS and the Android platforms.

We also know that the AWS community has dived in to create their own SDKs for languages and environments that we don’t currently support. For example, the AWS SDK for PHP started out as an independent project called CloudFusion. We hired Ryan Parman (originator of the project) a year or two ago and he’s become a valued member of the AWS Developer Resources team.

Building on this model, Mitch Garnaat has also joined the team. Mitch has been a member of the AWS community for over 6 years and has made over 2,000 posts to the AWS Developer Forums. He is also the author of boto, the most popular third-party library for accessing AWS, and of the Python and AWS Cookbook.

Boto will continue to exist as an open source project and we will be making official contributions to it.

The AWS Developer Resources team has big plans for 2012 and is hiring accordingly. Here are some of our open positions:

— Jeff;