AWS Developer Blog

Rotating Credentials (Credential Management Part 2)

In a previous blog post I wrote about ways to securely configure your AWS access credentials when using the aws-sdk gem. This week I want to talk about a security best practice, credential rotation. Did you know that AWS recommends that you rotate your access keys every 90 days? Even if you are very careful […]

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Iterating Over Your Objects with Amazon S3

There are a lot of hidden gems inside the AWS SDK for Java, and we’ll be highlighting as many as we can through this blog. Today, we look at how to interact with paginated object and version listings from Amazon S3. Normally, when you list the contents of your Amazon S3 bucket, you’re responsible for […]

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Sending Email with JavaMail and AWS

The Amazon Simple Email Service and the JavaMail API are a natural match for each other. Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) provides a highly scalable and cost-effective solution for bulk and transactional email-sending. JavaMail provides a standard and easy-to-use API for sending mail from Java applications. The AWS SDK for Java brings these two […]

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Running the AWS SDK for Android S3Uploader sample with Eclipse

As we announced previously, the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse now supports creating AWS-enabled Android projects, making it easier to get started talking to AWS services from your Android app. The Toolkit will also optionally create a sample Android application that talks to S3. Let’s walk through creating a new AWS Android project and running the […]

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Configuring SDK Download Behavior in the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse will automatically download new releases of the AWS SDK for Java, ensuring that you always have the most recent version of the service clients and productivity libraries. Some customers with slow network connections told us that the automatic downloads were sometimes triggered when they didn’t want to wait. In response, […]

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Faster AWS Tests with VCR

Performing integration testing against a live AWS service can often be inefficient since you are forced to make requests across the network for every test. Fortunately, there are tools that you can use to help reduce the amount of network traffic your tests require and make them run faster in the process. We will look […]

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Android Support in the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

We’ve launched a new feature in the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse to make it even easier to create AWS enabled Android applications. The New AWS Android Project wizard creates an Android project preconfigured with the AWS SDK for Android in the classpath. The project can also optionally include a sample application demonstrating how to upload […]

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Credential Management – Part 1

When using AWS, it is important to keep your access credentials secure. It can be challenging to make your credentials available to your application securely. The AWS SDK for Ruby provides a number of helpful interfaces for configuring your credentials that help you keep your secrets safe. This blog post focuses on securely configuring the […]

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Connecting to Amazon RDS Databases from Eclipse

When developing any application that uses a database, it’s incredibly important to have good tools at hand for working with the data in your database. Eclipse has great tools for working with relational data, and if you’re using the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) to manage your database, then configuring a connection to your […]

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AWS re:Invent Wrap Up

We’re all back in the office after a great week at re:Invent! We enjoyed meeting so many customers and hearing feedback from you on how you’re using the AWS services, SDKs, and tools. If you weren’t able to attend AWS re:Invent this year, you can still check out lots of great video content online: Day […]

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