AWS Developer Blog

DynamoDB Local Test Tool Integration for Eclipse

We’re excited to announce that the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse now includes integration with the Amazon DynamoDB Local Test Tool. The DynamoDB Local Test Tool allows you to develop and test your application against a DynamoDB-compatible database running locally — no Internet connectivity or credit card required. When your application is ready for prime time, […]

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Release: AWS SDK for PHP 2.5.1

We would like to announce the release of version 2.5.1 of the AWS SDK for PHP. This release updates to the Amazon EC2 client, the Auto Scaling client, and addresses several issues. Please see the CHANGELOG for a full list of changes. Install the SDK Install via Composer/Packagist (e.g., "aws/aws-sdk-php": "2.5.*") Download the aws.phar Download […]

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AWS SDK ZF2 Module 1.2.1

We would like to announce the availability of version 1.2.1 of the AWS SDK ZF2 Module. This is a patch release that fixes an issue in the S3RenameUpload filter. Object keys based on the uploaded filename are now handled better on Windows.

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Ruby SDK Version 2 and Memoization

Version 1 of the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem) provides a higher-level abstraction for working with AWS resources. These resources can be used to get information about AWS objects and operate on them as well. For example: AWS.ec2.instances.each do |i| puts i.instance_id + ‘ => ‘ + i.status.to_s end The problem with the example […]

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Parameter Validation

One of my favorite features of version 2 of the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk-core gem) is the new parameter validation system. One of the challenges in using an API library is understanding how to specify request parameters. During development stages it is common to make mistakes and to generate errors. Using the version 1 […]

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Flexible Gem Dependencies

Version 1 of the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem) depends on Nokogiri and JSON. While these are robust and performant libraries, there are multiple reasons why a developer may not want to be locked into these dependencies: I might want to use pure Ruby solutions that do not require native extensions for maximum portability. […]

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A Great 2013 for the AWS SDK for PHP

2013 was a fantastic year for the AWS SDK for PHP! We have had a lot of fun working on the SDK and connecting with our users and the PHP community through our blog, our Twitter account, and by attending various conferences. Thanks for your continual support and feedback. We want to take a few […]

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IAM Credential Rotation (Access Key Management for .NET Applications – Part 3)

In the previous post in this series, we talked about using IAM users instead of using the root access keys of your AWS account. In this post, we’ll talk about another security best practice, regularly rotating your credentials. Instead of rotating credentials only when keys are compromised, you should regularly rotate your credentials. If you […]

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Using RSpec 3

Using RSpec 3 I have been a long time user of RSpec and many of the Ruby projects I work with use RSpec as the primary testing framework. It provides an expressive specification DSL. As you may know, RSpec 3 is currently in the works. I have blogged a few times recently about using MiniTest. […]

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