AWS Developer Blog

From Minitest::Spec to Minitest::Test

In a previous blog post, I introduced Minitest from the perspective of RSpec. Some Minitest users prefer to avoid the specification style of Minitest::Spec. Instead they use Minitest::Test. It’s closer to the metal and uses a more vanilla Ruby syntax. Here is an example spec file using Minitest::Spec: require ‘spec_helper’ describe MyClass do describe ‘#some_method’ […]

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Release: AWS SDK for PHP – Version 2.4.11

We would like to announce the release of version 2.4.11 of the AWS SDK for PHP. This release updates the Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS clients to use the latest API versions. Changelog Added support for copying DB snapshots from one AWS region to another to the Amazon RDS client Added support for pagination of […]

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Subscribing an SQS Queue to an SNS Topic

In version 2.0.2.3 of the SDK we added an enhancement to the SDK to make it easier to subscribe an Amazon SQS queue to an Amazon SNS topic. You have always been able to subscribe queues to topics using the Subscribe method on the SNS client, but after you subscribed to the topic with your […]

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From RSpec to Minitest

One of my favorite aspects of working with Ruby is how natural it is to write tests for. The Ruby community does an excellent job of encouraging authors to produce well tested code. There is a plethora of well supported tools to choose from. I like to joke that new Ruby developers write Micro test […]

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Using Credentials from AWS Security Token Service

A recent post on the AWS PHP Development forum inspired me to write a quick post about how to use credentials vended by AWS Security Token Service with the AWS SDK for PHP. What is AWS Security Token Service? AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) is a web service that enables you to request temporary, […]

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AWS re:Invent 2013 Wrap-up

We’re back in Seattle after spending last week in Las Vegas at AWS re:Invent 2013! It was great to meet so many Java developers building applications on AWS. We heard lots of excellent feature requests for all the different tools and projects our team works on, and we’re excited to get started building them! The […]

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Amazon S3 Lifecycle Management

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides a simple method to control the lifecycle of your S3 objects. In this post, we examine how you can easily set up rules to delete or archive old data in S3 using the AWS SDK for .NET. Lifecycle Rules Lifecycle configurations are associated with a bucket. A lifecycle configuration […]

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AWS re:Invent Slides Posted

AWS re:Invent was an amazing event this year. We are glad that we could connect with the PHP developers that were there. If you weren’t there, be sure to watch the Day 1 Keynote with AWS Sr. Vice President Andy Jassy and Day 2 Keynote with Amazon CTO, Werner Vogels. Well known AWS customers like […]

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The Three Different APIs for Amazon S3

The AWS SDK for .NET has three different APIs to work with Amazon S3. The low-level API found in the Amazon.S3 and Amazon.S3.Model namespaces provides complete coverage of the S3 APIs. For easy uploads and downloads, there is TransferUtility, which is found in the Amazon.S3.Transfer namespace. Finally the File I/O API in the Amazon.S3.IO namespace […]

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