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AWS re:Invent 2014 Recap

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

Another AWS re:Invent has come and gone. Steve and I were lucky enough to be there and meet many developers using AWS in such interesting ways. We also gave a talk showing off some the new features the team added to the SDK this year. The talk has been made available online.

In our talk, we showed demos for:


We hope to hear from more .NET developers at next year’s re:Invent. Until then, feel free to contact us either in our forums or on GitHub.

AWS re:Invent 2014

by Jeremy Lindblom | on | in PHP | Permalink | Comments |  Share

We spent the past week at AWS re:Invent! The PHP SDK team was there with many of our co-workers and customers. It was a great conference, and we had a lot of fun.

If you did not attend re:Invent or follow our @awsforphp Twitter feed during the event, then you have a lot to catch up on.

New AWS Services and Features

Several new services were announced during the keynotes, on both the first day and second day, and during other parts of the event.

During the first keynote, three new AWS services for code management and deployment were announced: AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodeCommit, and AWS CodePipeline. CodeDeploy is available today, and can help you automate code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances.

Additionally, three other new services were revealed that are related to enterprise security and compliance: AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS), AWS Config, and AWS Service Catalog.

Amazon RDS for Aurora was also announced during the first keynote. Amazon Aurora is a new, MySQL-compatible, relational database engine built for high performance and availability.

The keynote on the second day boasted even more announcements, including the new Amazon EC2 Container Service, which is a highly scalable, high performance container management service that supports Docker containers.

Also, new compute-optimized (C4) Amazon EC2 Instances were announced, as well as new larger and faster Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes backed with SSDs.

AWS Lambda was introduced during the second keynote, as well. It is a new compute service that runs your code in response to events and automatically manages the compute resources for you. To learn about AWS Lambda in more detail, you should check out their session at re:Invent, which shows how you can implement image thumbnail generation in your applications using AWS Lambda and the new Amazon S3 Event Notifications feature. They also briefly mention the upcoming DynamoDB streams feature in that presentation, which was announced just prior to the conference.

The APIs for AWS CodeDeploy, AWS KMS, AWS Config, and AWS Lambda are currently available, and all are supported in the AWS SDK for PHP as of version 2.7.5.

PHP Presentations

I had the honor of presenting a session about the PHP SDK called Building Apps with the AWS SDK for PHP, where I explained how to use many of the new features from Version 3 of the SDK in the context of building an application I called "SelPHPies with ElePHPants". You should definitely check it out whether you are new to or experienced with the SDK.

Here are the links to my presentation as well as two other PHP-specific sessions that you might be interested in.

  • Building Apps with the AWS SDK for PHP (slides, video)
  • Best Practices for Running WordPress on AWS (slides, video)
  • Running and Scaling Magento on AWS (video)

There were so many other great presentations at re:Invent. The slides, videos, and podcasts for all of the presentations are (or will be) posted online.


Announcements and presentations are exciting and informative, but my favorite part about any conference is the people. Re:Invent was no exception.

It was great to run into familiar faces from my Twitter stream like Juozas Kaziukėnas, Ben Ramsey, Brian DeShong, and Boaz Ziniman. I also had the pleasure of meeting some new friends from companies that had sent their PHP developers to the conference.

See You Next Year

We hope you take the time to check out some of the presentations from this year’s event, and consider attending next year. Get notified about registration for next year’s event by signing up for the re:Invent mailing list on the AWS re:Invent website.

Getting Ready for re:Invent

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

AWS re:Invent 2014 is coming up fast. Steve and I are heading to Las Vegas and will be presenting a session where we discuss some of the latest features of the AWS SDK for .NET. We’ll also be hanging out in the Expo area at the AWS Developer Resources booth, so please drop by and say hi. We would love to hear how you use our .NET tooling.

It’s not too late to register for AWS re:Invent 2014! See you in Las Vegas!

AWS re:Invent PHP Presentation Video Posted

by Michael Dowling | on | in PHP | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The AWS SDK for PHP team attended AWS re:Invent this year to give our presentation titled Mastering the AWS SDK for PHP. Jeremy and I enjoyed talking with other PHP developers during our PHP office hours, and we got some great feedback on the AWS SDK for PHP.

In case you weren’t able to attend, the video of our presentation has been posted:

We fielded a lot of questions after the talk, many of which revolved around our Amazon S3 stream wrapper and our Amazon S3 directory upload and download abstractions. We’re happy to see so much interest in these features! But don’t let the questions stop there; send us any questions you have about the presentation or the SDK in general in the comments.

Don’t forget: you can view a list of all of the available AWS re:Invent presentation videos on our YouTube channel, and you can find the slides for all of the AWS re:Invent presentations here.

See you next year!

AWS re:Invent 2013 Talk Now Available

by Loren Segal | on | in Ruby | Permalink | Comments |  Share

This week, talks from AWS re:Invent 2013 started to become available through YouTube and SlideShare. If you were at re:Invent this year, you may have seen Trevor and I give a talk on the new AWS SDK for Ruby V2. If you missed it, or if you just want to check it out again, the talk is linked below and ready for viewing.

View Slides on SlideShare

V2 is Moving Forward

We are still working on V2 of the SDK. In fact, we just recently polished and committed pagination support on our GitHub repository.

More Resources for Frontend JavaScript Developers

Finally, if you happen to do any JavaScript development in the frontend of your web applications (and who doesn’t?), I gave a talk highlighting our new AWS SDK for JavaScript, which is now available directly in browsers and mobile devices. If you are interested, you can see the talk for that below:

View Slides on SlideShare

AWS re:Invent Slides Posted

by Jeremy Lindblom | on | in PHP | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS re:Invent was an amazing event this year. We are glad that we could connect with the PHP developers that were there.

If you weren’t there, be sure to watch the Day 1 Keynote with AWS Sr. Vice President Andy Jassy and Day 2 Keynote with Amazon CTO, Werner Vogels. Well known AWS customers like Netflix shared their experiences, and there were a few new services announced, including AWS CloudTrail, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Workspaces, and Amazon AppStream. AWS CloudTrail support is available in the AWS SDK for PHP as of Version 2.4.10.

We want to let you know that the slides for our presentation, Mastering the AWS SDK for PHP are now available on SlideShare. You can find the slides for all of the AWS re:Invent presentations here.

We’ll share more about AWS re:Invent with you, including the video of our presentation, during the next few weeks.

AWS re:Invent 2013

by Trevor Rowe | on | in Ruby | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS re:Invent is this week (November 12th-15th) in Las Vegas! We are excited to be here now, and to have an opportunity to talk to you in person.

There is going to be a lot of great technical content year. Loren Segal and I will be presenting a session on Thursday called Diving Into the New AWS SDK for Ruby. We will also be hanging out in the developer lounge area, so come by any time, especially during our Ruby development office hours.

See you there!

Ruby at re:Invent 2012

by Trevor Rowe | on | in Ruby | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Loren and I will be attending AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas next week. I will be presenting a session, and we will both be answering questions in the Developer Lounge, and assisting with the AWS re:Invent Code Challenges.

Stop by to say "Hi", get your questions answered, or participate in a Code Challenge. We love to meet developers, get feedback, and to talk Ruby.

Getting Productive with the AWS SDK for Ruby, Wednesday, November 28 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Join us in the Venetian, Room 3001A. You will learn about how to get the most of the aws-sdk gem, and we will be building a sample application live that uses three different AWS services.

See you in Las Vegas!