AWS Developer Blog

Credentials Best Practices

Introduction Your Amazon Web Services account is (we hope!) pretty important to you. Whether you’re running mission-critical applications that need to be protected from malicious interlopers, or you simply want to ensure that only the people you specify can bill resources to your AWS account, it is vital that you keep your account and its […]

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AWS re:Invent .NET Recap

Jim Flanagan and I had a great time at re:Invent this year talking to all the AWS users. It was really interesting to hear all the different ways our SDK and tools are being used. We got some great feature requests and now we are excited to be back in the office to start working […]

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Running Your Minitest Unit Test Suite

I have blogged a few times recently about Minitest. With Minitest you need to chose how you will execute your tests. When using other tools, like Rspec, there is a bundled test runner. $ rspec ………… Finished in 0.03324 seconds 12 examples, 0 failures Minitest does not provide a test runner as a command line […]

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AWS re:Invent PHP Presentation Video Posted

The AWS SDK for PHP team attended AWS re:Invent this year to give our presentation titled Mastering the AWS SDK for PHP. Jeremy and I enjoyed talking with other PHP developers during our PHP office hours, and we got some great feedback on the AWS SDK for PHP. In case you weren’t able to attend, […]

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AWS re:Invent 2013 Talk Now Available

This week, talks from AWS re:Invent 2013 started to become available through YouTube and SlideShare. If you were at re:Invent this year, you may have seen Trevor and I give a talk on the new AWS SDK for Ruby V2. If you missed it, or if you just want to check it out again, the […]

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Enabling Metrics with the AWS SDK for Java

Ever thought about generating metrics that measure your application’s performance on accessing AWS, and then having those metrics uploaded to Amazon CloudWatch for visualization or monitoring purposes ? How about generating performance metrics of your JVM’s when used against AWS ? Wouldn’t it be nice to capture and visualize metrics related to the runtime environment […]

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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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