AWS Developer Blog

Category: Ruby

Threading with the AWS SDK for Ruby

When using threads in an application, it’s important to keep thread-safety in mind. This statement is not specific to the Ruby world; it’s a reality in any language that supports threading. What is specific to Ruby is the fact that many libraries in our language are loaded at run-time, and often, loading code at run-time […]

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AWS at RailsConf 2013

Loren and I will be at RailsConf next week. AWS will have a booth on the exhibitor floor. If you have any questions about the AWS SDK for Ruby (or anything really), we’d love to chat. We will have swag and credits to hand out, so come stop by and say hi. I will also […]

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Locking Dependency Versions with Bundler

When writing a Ruby application or library that makes use of third-party dependencies, it is always best to keep track of those dependency versions. This is an easy thing to do with Bundler, but not everybody does it. We think you should, so here are some quick tips on how to get started. Locking to […]

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Stubbing AWS Responses

I come across questions frequently about how to test an application that uses the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem). Testing an application that makes use of an external service is always tricky. One technique is to stub the client-level responses returned by the SDK. AWS.stub! Calling the AWS.stub! method in your ruby process configures […]

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Logging HTTP Wire Traces

In a previous previous blog post, I wrote about how to log requests generated by the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem). While this can be a valuable tool in seeing how your code translates into requests to AWS, it doesn’t do everything. What if you think the SDK is serializing your request incorrectly? Sometimes […]

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Contributing to the AWS SDK for Ruby

We love getting contributions from the community to the AWS SDK for Ruby. Whether it be added features, fixed bugs, or just extra optimizations, submitting a pull request helps make the SDK better for all of our users. Since we started the project, the SDK has seen over 60 contributors providing everything from a one […]

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AWS SDK for Ruby Release v1.8.3

We just published version 1.8.3 of the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem).  This release adds support for AWS OpsWorks and resolves a number of customer reported issues.  require ‘aws-sdk’ opsworks = AWS::OpsWorks.new resp = opsworks.client.describe_stacks resp #=> { :stacks => [] } You can view the AWS::OpsWorks::Client API documentation here. Take it for a spin […]

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Logging Requests

The AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem) has some pretty cool logging features. I find them particularly helpful when I need to debug something. I generally jump into an IRB session that has a logger pre-wired for me and then start sending requests. Configuring a Logger To get log messages from the aws-sdk gem, you […]

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