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Announcing the end of support for Node.js 12.x in the AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3)

Starting November 1, 2022, AWS SDK For JavaScript (v3) will no longer support Node.js 12.x which was EOL on April 30, 2022. We encourage you to upgrade to Node.js 14.x or later. We recommend Node.js 16.x, which was released on April 26, 2021 and became active LTS on October 28, 2021. For Lambda users, AWS […]

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Announcing the end of support for Internet Explorer 11 in the AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3)

Starting October 1, 2022, AWS SDK For JavaScript (v3) will end support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11). The browser artifacts published in our npm packages will no longer target ES5. If your browser application depends on the AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3), we encourage you to support only modern secure and evergreen browsers like […]

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Error Handling in Modular AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3)

In the version 3.53.0 of the modular AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3), we introduced concrete classes for AWS service exceptions which support asserting service exceptions with instanceof operator. In this post, we cover how to use it and how it improves the error handling experience. Why did we do it? Previously, the AWS SDK for […]

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Testing CDK Applications in Any Language

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) is an open source software development framework to define your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. Because the AWS CDK enables you to define your infrastructure in regular programming languages, you can also write automated unit tests for your infrastructure code, just like you do for your […]

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How we halved the publish size of modular AWS SDK for JavaScript clients

On December 15th, 2020, we announced the general availability of the AWS SDK for JavaScript, version 3 (v3). In v3, the modular packages reduce the bundle size of your application by ~75% as compared to that in AWS SDK for JavaScript, version 2 (v2). However, v3 had a large publish/install size for each modular package. In […]

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Announcing the end of support for Node.js 10.x in the AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3)

Starting January 1, 2022, AWS SDK For JavaScript (v3) will no longer support Node.js 10.x which was EOL on April 30, 2021. We encourage you to upgrade to Node.js 12.x or later. We recommend Node.js 14.x which was released on April 21, 2020 and became active LTS on October 27, 2020. Motivation As Node.js 10.x version […]

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Construct Hub Developer Preview

We are excited to announce the Construct Hub developer preview. It is a one-stop destination for finding, reusing and sharing constructs authored by AWS, AWS Partner Network partners, third parties, and the developer community. In the preview version of the website, we list constructs for Python and TypeScript programming languages. CDK constructs are cloud architecture building […]

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Mocking modular AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3) in Unit Tests

The AWS SDK for Javascript team would like to highlight the open-source community and it’s contributions. Today we welcome a guest blog written by Maciej Radzikowski on aws-sdk-client-mock, a library that allows easy mocking of AWS SDK for JavaScript (v3). On December 15th, 2020, AWS announced the general availability of the AWS SDK for JavaScript, version 3 […]

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Waiters in modular AWS SDK for JavaScript

On December 15th, 2020, we announced the general availability of the AWS SDK for JavaScript, version 3 (v3). In v3, the waiters are modular and not part of the client class. In this blog post, we cover the differences between waiters in v2 and v3, and how to use them. Background Waiters make it easier […]

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Announcing AWS Cloud Development Kit v2 Developer Preview

The AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) v2 is now available for Developer Preview in TypeScript, Python, Java, C#, and Go. The AWS CDK is an open-source software development framework to model and provision your cloud application resources using familiar programming languages. With the AWS CDK, you can define your infrastructure as code and provision […]

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