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Introducing AWS SDK Core

We’ve been working hard on version 2 of the AWS SDK for Ruby. Loren blogged about some of our upcoming plans for version 2. I’m excited to pull back the curtains and show off the work we’ve done on version 2 of the Ruby SDK.


The AWS SDK Core library will provide a single client for each of the Amazon Web Services we support. Our initial goal is reach feature parity between AWS SDK Core clients and Ruby SDK version 1 clients. We have made good progress, but there are some missing features, e.g., retry logic, logging, API reference docs, etc.

We are currently evaluating how to provide higher level abstractions like those found in version 1. This is not our current focus.

You can learn more about how AWS SDK Core from the project README.

A New Namespace

If you dig around the AWS SDK Ruby Core source code on GitHub you may notice we have changed namespaces from AWS:: to Aws::. We want to make it possible for users to install versions 1 and 2 of the Ruby SDK in the same project. This will make it much easier to try out the new code and to upgrade at will.

Whats Next?

After client parity, there are a lot of things on our todo list. We are releasing the code now so that we can solicit your feedback. Your feedback helps us pick our priorities. Check it out and drop us a note!