AWS Developer Blog

AWS at RailsConf 2013

Loren and I will be at RailsConf next week. AWS will have a booth on the exhibitor floor. If you have any questions about the AWS SDK for Ruby (or anything really), we’d love to chat. We will have swag and credits to hand out, so come stop by and say hi. I will also […]

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Locking Dependency Versions with Bundler

When writing a Ruby application or library that makes use of third-party dependencies, it is always best to keep track of those dependency versions. This is an easy thing to do with Bundler, but not everybody does it. We think you should, so here are some quick tips on how to get started. Locking to […]

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Stubbing AWS Responses

I come across questions frequently about how to test an application that uses the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem). Testing an application that makes use of an external service is always tricky. One technique is to stub the client-level responses returned by the SDK. AWS.stub! Calling the AWS.stub! method in your ruby process configures […]

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Working with Different AWS Regions

Wherever you or your customers are in the world, there are AWS data centers nearby. Each AWS region is a completely independent stack of services, totally isolated from other regions. You should always host your AWS application in the region nearest your customers. For example, if your customers are in Japan, running your website from […]

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Logging HTTP Wire Traces

In a previous previous blog post, I wrote about how to log requests generated by the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem). While this can be a valuable tool in seeing how your code translates into requests to AWS, it doesn’t do everything. What if you think the SDK is serializing your request incorrectly? Sometimes […]

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The AWS Toolkit for Eclipse at EclipseCon 2013

Jason and I are at EclipseCon in Boston this week to discuss what we’ve learned developing the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse over the last three years. Our session is chock full of advice for how to develop great Eclipse plug-ins, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at how we build the Toolkit. Here’s what we plan […]

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Eclipse: New AWS Java Project Wizard

If you’re just getting started with the AWS SDK for Java, a great way to learn the SDK is through the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse. In addition to all the tools in the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse for managing your AWS resources, deploying your applications, etc., there are also wizards for creating new AWS projects, […]

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Amazon S3 TransferManager

One of the great APIs inside the AWS SDK for Java is a class called TransferManager that makes working with uploads and downloads from Amazon S3 easy and convenient. TransferManager provides asynchronous management for uploads and downloads between your application and Amazon S3. You can easily check on the status of your transfers, add handlers […]

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Contributing to the AWS SDK for Ruby

We love getting contributions from the community to the AWS SDK for Ruby. Whether it be added features, fixed bugs, or just extra optimizations, submitting a pull request helps make the SDK better for all of our users. Since we started the project, the SDK has seen over 60 contributors providing everything from a one […]

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