AWS Developer Blog

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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Release: AWS SDK for PHP – Version 2.5.0

We would like to announce the release of version 2.5.0 of the AWS SDK for PHP. This release adds support for audio profiles in Amazon Elastic Transcoder, geo restriction in Amazon CloudFront, and the recently announced China (Beijing) Region. Please see the official release notes or the CHANGELOG for a full list of changes. Version […]

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Taste of JMX Using the AWS SDK for Java

As you may know, starting from Java 5, the JMX technology is available out-of-the-box to monitor and manage the Java VM.  It seems natural to wonder what it would be like to configure and modify the behavior of the AWS Java SDK via JMX in real time.  Imagine, for example, every configuration option related to […]

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Ruby 2.0 on AWS OpsWorks

We are pleased to announce that AWS OpsWorks now supports Ruby 2.0. Simply select the Ruby version you want, your Rails stack – Passenger or Unicorn, the RubyGems version, and whether you want to use Bundler. Then deploy your app from your chosen repository – Git, Subversion, or bundles on S3. You can get started […]

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New Sample Simple Workflow

When you install the SDK from our website, many samples are installed inside Visual Studio, including the Express editions of Visual Studio. Look in the New Project Wizard, where you’ll find samples showing off many of the AWS services.   We recently added a new sample that shows off using Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) […]

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