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Tag: ruby

AWS SDK for Ruby Release v1.8.3

We just published version 1.8.3 of the AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem).  This release adds support for AWS OpsWorks and resolves a number of customer reported issues.  require ‘aws-sdk’ opsworks = AWS::OpsWorks.new resp = opsworks.client.describe_stacks resp #=> { :stacks => [] } You can view the AWS::OpsWorks::Client API documentation here. Take it for a spin […]

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Logging Requests

The AWS SDK for Ruby (aws-sdk gem) has some pretty cool logging features. I find them particularly helpful when I need to debug something. I generally jump into an IRB session that has a logger pre-wired for me and then start sending requests. Configuring a Logger To get log messages from the aws-sdk gem, you […]

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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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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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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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Ruby at re:Invent 2012

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 […]

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