AWS Developer Blog

A New Addition to the AWS SDK for Ruby

Last week we quietly welcomed a new addition to the AWS SDK for Ruby organization. We’re proud to publicly announce that Alex Wood has joined our team and is now a core contributor to the Ruby SDK, as well as some of our other ongoing Ruby-based projects. He’s already jumped in on GitHub where he […]

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Data Encryption with Amazon S3

If your application uses Amazon S3 and deals with sensitive data, then you should be taking advantage of the easy ways of increasing the security of your data using the AWS SDK for Java. There are two easy options for locking down your data using Amazon S3 and the AWS SDK for Java. Which one […]

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Creating Access Policies in Code

AWS uses access policies to restrict access to resources. These policies are JSON documents that have statements, actions, resources, and conditions. You could use a JSON parser to create these documents in code, but a better way would be to use the AWS SDK for .NET Policy object found in the Amazon.Auth.AccessControlPolicy namespace. This gives […]

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Using the AWS SDK for Ruby from Your REPL

We are all used to spinning up irb or Pry sessions to play with Ruby’s features interactively. Some people reading this might even be using the rails console on a daily basis, which can make digging through Ruby on Rails applications much easier. Well, we’re actually working on bringing that same functionality into the AWS […]

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Rate-Limited Scans in Amazon DynamoDB

Today we’re lucky to have another guest post by David Yanacek from the Amazon DynamoDB team. David is sharing his deep knowledge on Amazon DynamoDB to help explain how to manage performance and throughput usage on your DynamoDB tables. When you scan your table in Amazon DynamoDB, you should follow the DynamoDB best practices for […]

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AWS at Symfony Live Portland 2013

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Symfony Live Portland 2013 conference. This year, Symfony Live co-located with the very large DrupalCon, and though I did not attend any of the DrupalCon sessions, I did get to talk to many Drupal developers during lunches and the hack day. It was awesome […]

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Working with Multiple Regions

In a previous blog post, I introduced the new :region configuration option for the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem). Beyond simplified configuration, the Ruby SDK provides additional helpers for working with multiple regions. There are two new helper classes for working with regions, AWS::Core::Region and AWS::Core::RegionCollection. The AWS module provides helper methods so that […]

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Working with Regions

The AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem) has some cool new features that simplify working with regions. The Ruby SDK defaults to the us-east-1 region for all services. Until recently, you had to specify the full regional endpoint for each service you connect to outside the default region. If you use multiple services outside us-east-1, […]

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Writing less code when using the AWS SDK for Java

Today we have a guest post by David Yanacek from the Amazon DynamoDB team. The AWS SDK for Java provides a convenient set of methods for building request objects. This set of methods, known as a fluent interface, can save you from repeatedly retyping the request variable name, and can even make your code more […]

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