AWS Developer Blog

AWS Tech Talk: Infrastructure is Code with the AWS CDK

If you missed the Infrastructure is Code with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) Tech Talk last week, you can now watch it online on the AWS Online Tech Talks channel. Elad and I had a ton of fun building this little URL shortener sample app to demo the AWS CDK for Python. If you aren’t a Python developer, don’t worry! […]

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Setting up an Android application with AWS SDK for C++

The AWS SDK for C++ can build and run on many different platforms, including Android. In this post, I walk you through building and running a sample application on an Android device. Overview I cover the following topics: Building and installing the SDK for C++ and creating a desktop application that implements the basic functionality. […]

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Configuring boto to validate HTTPS certificates

We strongly recommend upgrading from boto to boto3, the latest major version of the AWS SDK for Python. The previous major version, boto, does not default to validating HTTPS certificates for Amazon S3 when you are: Using a Python version less than 2.7.9 or Using Python 2.7.9 or greater and are connecting to S3 through […]

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Introducing the ‘aws-rails-provisioner’ gem developer preview

AWS is happy to announce that the aws-rails-provisioner gem for Ruby is now in developer preview and available for you to try! What is aws-rails-provisioner? The new aws-rails-provisioner gem is a tool that helps you define and deploy your containerized Ruby on Rails applications on AWS. It currently only supports AWS Fargate. aws-rails-provisioner is a […]

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Real-time streaming transcription with the AWS C++ SDK

Today, I’d like to walk you through how to use the AWS C++ SDK to leverage Amazon Transcribe streaming transcription. This service allows you to do speech-to-text processing in real time. Streaming transcription uses HTTP/2 technology to communicate efficiently with clients. In this walkthrough, you build a command line application that captures audio from the […]

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Announcing AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code

Visual Studio Code has become an enormously popular tool for serverless developers, partly due to the intuitive user interface. It’s also because of the rich ecosystem of extensions that can customize and automate so much of the development experience. We are excited to announce that the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code extension is now […]

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Serverless data engineering at Zalando with the AWS CDK

This blog was authored by Viacheslav Inozemtsev, Data Engineer at Zalando, an active user of the serverless technologies in AWS, and an early adopter of the AWS Cloud Development Kit.   Infrastructure is extremely important for any system, but it usually doesn’t carry business logic. It’s also hard to manage and track. Scripts and templates […]

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Referencing the AWS SDK for .NET Standard 2.0 from Unity, Xamarin, or UWP

In March 2019, AWS announced support for .NET Standard 2.0 in SDK for .NET. They also announced plans to remove the Portable Class Library (PCL) assemblies from NuGet packages in favor of the .NET Standard 2.0 binaries. If you’re starting a new project targeting a platform supported by .NET Standard 2.0, especially recent versions of Unity, Xamarin and […]

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Getting started with the AWS Cloud Development Kit and Python

This post introduces you to the new Python bindings for the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK). What’s the AWS CDK, you might ask? Good question! You are probably familiar with the concept of infrastructure as code (IaC). When you think of IaC, you might think of things like AWS CloudFormation. AWS CloudFormation allows you […]

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Node.js 6 is approaching End-of-Life – upgrade your AWS Lambda functions to the Node.js 10 LTS

This blog was authored by Liz Parody, Developer Relations Manager at NodeSource.   Node.js 6.x (“Boron”), which has been maintained as a long-term stable (LTS) release line since fall of 2016, is reaching its scheduled end-of-life (EOL) on April 30, 2019. After the maintenance period ends, Node.js 6 will no longer be included in Node.js […]

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