AWS Developer Blog

Consumer Builders in the AWS SDK for Java v2

The AWS SDK for Java v2 introduced immutable models which in turn necessitated using a builder to create request/response objects. Builders are a common pattern for working with immutable objects, they allow building up the state of an object over time and then calling build to create an immutable representation of the object. They also […]

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Authenticate applications through facial recognition with Amazon Cognito and Amazon Rekognition

With increased use of different applications, social networks, financial platforms, emails and cloud storage solutions, managing different passwords and credentials can become a burden. In many cases, sharing one password across all these applications and platforms is just not possible. Different security standards may be required, such as passwords composed by only numeric characters, password […]

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The AWS CLI and AWS SDK for Python will require Python 2.7+ or 3.4+ as their Python runtime

On January 10, 2020, in order to continue supporting our customers with tools that are secure and maintainable, AWS will publish a minor version bump of the AWS CLI and AWS SDK for Python (Boto3 and Botocore). These new versions will require Python 2.7+ or Python 3.4+ runtime. Per PSF (Python Software Foundation), Python 2.6.9 […]

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The AWS SDK for Java will no longer support Java 6

The AWS SDK for Java currently maintains two major versions: 1.11.x and 2.x. Customers on Java 8 or newer may use either 2.x or 1.11.x, and customers on Java 6 or newer may use 1.11.x. Free updates to the Java 6 virtual machine (JVM) were stopped by Oracle on April 2013. Users that don’t pay […]

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Removing the vendored version of requests from Botocore

We’d like to give additional visibility to an upcoming change to Botocore, a dependency on Boto3, the AWS SDK for Python. Starting 10/21/19, we will be removing the vendored version of the requests library in Botocore. In this post, we’ll cover the key details. In August of last year, we made significant improvements to the […]

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Centralize Logs using CDK

Working with the AWS Cloud Development Kit and AWS Construct Library

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) is a software development framework for defining your cloud infrastructure in code and provisioning it through AWS CloudFormation. The AWS CDK allows developers to define their infrastructure in familiar programming languages such as TypeScript, Python, C# or Java, taking advantages of the features those languages provide. When I worked […]

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Automated Performance Regression Detection in the AWS SDK for Java 2.0

We are happy to share that we’ve added automated performance regression tests to the AWS SDK for Java 2.0. With this benchmark harness, every change to the SDK will be tested for performance before release, to avoid potential performance regressions. We understand that performance is critical to our customers and we’ve prioritized improving various performance […]

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Testing infrastructure with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) allows you to describe your application’s infrastructure using a general-purpose programming language, such as TypeScript, JavaScript or Python. This opens up familiar avenues for working with your infrastructure, such as using your favorite IDE, getting the benefit of autocomplete, creating abstractions in a familiar way, distributing them using your […]

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AWS Tech Talk: Infrastructure is Code with the AWS CDK

If you missed the Infrastructure is Code with the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) Tech Talk last week, you can now watch it online on the AWS Online Tech Talks channel. Elad and I had a ton of fun building this little URL shortener sample app to demo the AWS CDK for Python. If you aren’t a Python developer, don’t worry! […]

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Setting up an Android application with AWS SDK for C++

The AWS SDK for C++ can build and run on many different platforms, including Android. In this post, I walk you through building and running a sample application on an Android device. Overview I cover the following topics: Building and installing the SDK for C++ and creating a desktop application that implements the basic functionality. […]

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