AWS Developer Tools Blog

Improvements to the connection experience in the AWS Toolkit for VS Code

AWS Toolkit for VS Code has shipped improvements that help customers setting up a new machine without AWS credentials files (typically in “~/.aws/”—the “.aws” directory of the machine home folder). Setting up credentials is the first step to working with AWS cloud resources, but it’s not a frequent task, so one often needs to read […]

New: AWS CLI v2 installers available over IPv6 connections

We are excited to announce that the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) v2 is now available for download over IPv6 connections. Customers can now download the AWS CLI v2 installers for IPv6-only environments, such as Amazon EC2 running inside an IPv6-only Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Previously, the AWS CLI v2 installation packages were only […]

Introducing Smithy IDL 2.0

The AWS Smithy team is happy to announce the 2.0 release of the Smithy Interface Definition Language (IDL). This release focuses on improving the developer experience of authoring Smithy models and using code generated from Smithy models. It contains numerous new features, such as reduced nulls and optional types in generated code, custom default values, […]

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AWS announces a streamlined deployment experience for .NET applications

We are happy to announce the general availability of a new deployment experience in both the Visual Studio and the .NET CLI. This follows the preview announcement from last year. The new deployment experience focuses on the type of application you want to deploy instead of individual AWS services by providing intelligent compute recommendations. You […]

Using Amazon Corretto (OpenJDK) for lean, fast, and efficient AWS Lambda Applications

Using Amazon Corretto (OpenJDK) for lean, fast, and efficient AWS Lambda By Guest Blogger Adam Bien In this post, I will discuss how you can launch large, monolithic applications on top of AWS Lambda, and I’ll show that they perform well and are cost effective. You’ll learn that the same application you develop for Lambda […]

Version 1 of the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is now in maintenance mode

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) version 1 (v1) for JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Python, .NET and Go is now in maintenance mode. AWS CDK v1 is no longer receiving higher-level “L2” construct updates for new or existing services. It will continue receiving updates for new and updated resource level “L1” constructs, critical bug fixes, and security updates only.  We […]

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Announcing the end of support for Node.js 12.x in the AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3)

Starting November 1, 2022, AWS SDK For JavaScript (v3) will no longer support Node.js 12.x which was EOL on April 30, 2022. We encourage you to upgrade to Node.js 14.x or later. We recommend Node.js 16.x, which was released on April 26, 2021 and became active LTS on October 28, 2021. For Lambda users, AWS […]

Tuning Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform for Graviton2 using Amazon Corretto

Tuning Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform for Graviton2 using Amazon Corretto By Guest Blogger Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb.io Background Honeycomb is a leading observability platform used by high-performance engineering teams to quickly visualize, analyze, and improve cloud application quality and performance. We utilize the OpenTelemetry standard to ingest data from our clients, including […]

Using atomic counters in the Enhanced DynamoDB AWS SDK for Java 2.x client

We are pleased to announce that users of the enhanced client for Amazon DynamoDB in AWS SDK for Java 2.x can now enable atomic counters, as well as add custom DynamoDB update expressions through the enhanced client extension framework. Customers have told us that they want improved performance and consistency when updating table records. The […]

TLS 1.3 Incompatibility with AWS SDK for Java versions 1.9.5 to 1.10.31

AWS works to ensure that your Java applications connect using the most modern encryption protocols that provide performance and security advances. This includes Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.3, which we are actively adding support for in all of our services. This blog is to notify you that older versions of the AWS SDK for […]