AWS Developer Blog

The AWS SDK for Java will no longer support Java 6

The AWS SDK for Java currently maintains two major versions: 1.11.x and 2.x. Customers on Java 8 or newer may use either 2.x or 1.11.x, and customers on Java 6 or newer may use 1.11.x. Free updates to the Java 6 virtual machine (JVM) were stopped by Oracle on April 2013. Users that don’t pay […]

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Removing the vendored version of requests from Botocore

We’d like to give additional visibility to an upcoming change to Botocore, a dependency on Boto3, the AWS SDK for Python. Starting 10/21/19, we will be removing the vendored version of the requests library in Botocore. In this post, we’ll cover the key details. In August of last year, we made significant improvements to the […]

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Centralize Logs using CDK

Working with the AWS Cloud Development Kit and AWS Construct Library

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is a software development framework for defining your cloud infrastructure in code and provisioning it through AWS CloudFormation. The AWS CDK allows developers to define their infrastructure in familiar programming languages such as TypeScript, Python, C# or Java, taking advantages of the features those languages provide. When I worked […]

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Automated Performance Regression Detection in the AWS SDK for Java 2.0

We are happy to share that we’ve added automated performance regression tests to the AWS SDK for Java 2.0. With this benchmark harness, every change to the SDK will be tested for performance before release, to avoid potential performance regressions. We understand that performance is critical to our customers and we’ve prioritized improving various performance […]

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Testing infrastructure with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) allows you to describe your application’s infrastructure using a general-purpose programming language, such as TypeScript, JavaScript or Python. This opens up familiar avenues for working with your infrastructure, such as using your favorite IDE, getting the benefit of autocomplete, creating abstractions in a familiar way, distributing them using your […]

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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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