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Amazon DynamoDB Local Integration with AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio

by Norm Johanson | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Recently, the Amazon DynamoDB team released DynamoDB Local, a great tool for local testing and working disconnected from the Internet. With version 1.6.3 of the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, DynamoDB Local was integrated to make it easy to manage your locally running DynamoDB. In order to run DynamoDB Local, you need at least a […]

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IAM Credential Rotation (Access Key Management for .NET Applications – Part 3)

by Milind Gokarn | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In the previous post in this series, we talked about using IAM users instead of using the root access keys of your AWS account. In this post, we’ll talk about another security best practice, regularly rotating your credentials. Instead of rotating credentials only when keys are compromised, you should regularly rotate your credentials. If you […]

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New Sample Simple Workflow

When you install the SDK from our website, many samples are installed inside Visual Studio, including the Express editions of Visual Studio. Look in the New Project Wizard, where you’ll find samples showing off many of the AWS services.   We recently added a new sample that shows off using Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) […]

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Resource Condition Support in the AWS CloudFormation Editor

AWS CloudFormation recently added support for conditions that control whether resources are created or what value to set for properties on resources. The CloudFormation editor included with the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio was updated to support conditions in version 1.6.1. If you have never used the CloudFormation editor, we have a screencast that gives […]

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Creating Amazon DynamoDB Tables with PowerShell

by Steve Roberts | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Version 2.0 of the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell contains new cmdlets that allow you to manage tables in Amazon DynamoDB. The cmdlets all share the same noun prefix, DDB, and can be discovered using Get-Command: PS C:> Get-Command -Module AWSPowerShell -Noun DDB* CommandType Name ModuleName ———– —- ———- Cmdlet Add-DDBIndexSchema AWSPowerShell Cmdlet Add-DDBKeySchema AWSPowerShell […]

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Using IAM Users (Access Key Management for .NET Applications – Part 2)

by Milind Gokarn | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In the previous post about access key management, we covered the different methods to provide AWS access keys to your .NET applications. We also talked about a few best practices, one of which is to use IAM users to access AWS instead of the root access keys of your AWS account. In this post, we’ll […]

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Configuring DynamoDB Tables for Development and Production

by Norm Johanson | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The Object Persistence Model API in the SDK uses annotated classes to tell the SDK which table to store objects in. For example, the DyanmoDBTable attribute on the Users class below tells the SDK to store instances of the Users class into the "Users" table. [DynamoDBTable("Users")] public class Users { [DynamoDBHashKey] public string Id { […]

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AWS re:Invent .NET Recap

by Norm Johanson | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Jim Flanagan and I had a great time at re:Invent this year talking to all the AWS users. It was really interesting to hear all the different ways our SDK and tools are being used. We got some great feature requests and now we are excited to be back in the office to start working […]

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Subscribing an SQS Queue to an SNS Topic

by Norm Johanson | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In version 2.0.2.3 of the SDK we added an enhancement to the SDK to make it easier to subscribe an Amazon SQS queue to an Amazon SNS topic. You have always been able to subscribe queues to topics using the Subscribe method on the SNS client, but after you subscribed to the topic with your […]

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Amazon S3 Lifecycle Management

by Pavel Safronov | on | in .NET | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides a simple method to control the lifecycle of your S3 objects. In this post, we examine how you can easily set up rules to delete or archive old data in S3 using the AWS SDK for .NET. Lifecycle Rules Lifecycle configurations are associated with a bucket. A lifecycle configuration […]

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