AWS News Blog

Category: Application Services

Things Go Better With Step Functions

I often give presentations on Amazon’s culture of innovation, and start out with a slide that features a revealing quote from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: I love to sit down with our customers and to learn how we have empowered their creativity and to pursue their dreams. Earlier this year I chatted with Patrick Brandt […]

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New – AWS SAM Local (Beta) – Build and Test Serverless Applications Locally

Today we’re releasing a beta of a new tool, SAM Local, that makes it easy to build and test your serverless applications locally. In this post we’ll use SAM local to build, debug, and deploy a quick application that allows us to vote on tabs or spaces by curling an endpoint. AWS introduced Serverless Application […]

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New – AWS Step Functions – Build Distributed Applications Using Visual Workflows

We want to make it even easier for you to build complex, distributed applications by connecting multiple web and microservices. Whether you are implementing a complex business process or setting up a processing pipeline for photo uploads, we want you to focus on the code instead of on the coordination. We want you to be […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Update – PlayReady DRM Support for Smooth Streaming and HLS

My colleague Omid Behzadian sent a guest post to introduce an important new feature for Amazon Elastic Transcoder. — Jeff;   You can now use Amazon Elastic Transcoder to apply Microsoft PlayReady DRM protection to your Smooth Streaming and HLS outputs. When creating your transcoding job, simply include the encryption key and license server URL […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Update – New Formats & Conversion Controls

Amazon Elastic Transcoder converts (transcodes) media (video and audio) files into renditions optimized for playback on desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and televisions. Today, we are making Elastic Transcoder even more useful! We’ve added support for generating NTSC outputs (the television standard used in the United States and Canada), and PAL outputs (the standard used in […]

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