AWS Developer Blog

AWS SDK for Ruby Release v1.8.3

We just published version 1.8.3 of the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem).  This release adds support for AWS OpsWorks and resolves a number of customer reported issues.  require ‘aws-sdk’ opsworks = AWS::OpsWorks.new resp = opsworks.client.describe_stacks resp #=> { :stacks => [] } You can view the AWS::OpsWorks::Client API documentation here. Take it for a spin […]

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Logging Requests

The AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem) has some pretty cool logging features. I find them particularly helpful when I need to debug something. I generally jump into an IRB session that has a logger pre-wired for me and then start sending requests. Configuring a Logger To get log messages from the aws-sdk gem, you […]

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Managing Multiple AWS Accounts with the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

When you’re building the next great application with AWS services, you’ll probably end up with several different AWS accounts. You may have one account for your production application’s resources, another for your development environment, and a couple more for personal testing. It can be really helpful to switch between these various accounts during your development, […]

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Working with AWS CloudFormation in Eclipse

One of the latest features we’ve added to the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse is support for working with AWS CloudFormation. If you’re not familiar with AWS CloudFormation yet, it gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and […]

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Subscribing Queues to Topics

Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a terrific service for publishing notification messages and having them automatically delivered to all your subscribers. You simply send a message to your SNS topic, and it gets delivered to all the subscribers for that topic. Amazon SNS supports many different types of subscribers for topics: HTTP/HTTPS endpoints […]

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AWS Java Meme Generator Sample Application

If you couldn’t make it to AWS re:Invent this year, you can watch all of the presentations on the AWS YouTube channel. My talk was about using the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse to develop and deploy a simple meme generation app. The application uses a common AWS architectural design pattern to process its workload and […]

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