Menu
Amazon upgrades Ruby SDK to help developers write less code

Amazon upgrades Ruby SDK to help developers write less code

Version 2 of the SDK is now stable and available for download

In a bid to make life easier for Ruby developers, Amazon Web Services has updated its SDK for the open-source programming language, allowing developers to write less code.

For developers who want to build applications that use Amazon's cloud services, the company offers a number of platforms to choose between. For those who prefer Ruby, the first stable release of version 2 of the AWS SDK for Ruby is now available.

The whole point of the SDKs from Amazon is to take some of the complexity out of coding. With the new version, which supports more than 40 services, Amazon offers more help to developers than before. The upgrades include improved resource interfaces, a code streamlining feature called Waiters and improved documentation, which shouldn't be underestimated.

The improved resource interfaces allow for batch operations, for example. A developer can now close all running instances [or virtual servers] with just two API calls, using less hand-written code than was previously needed.

The Waiters also decrease the amount of code developers have to write, in this case the number of lines needed to poll an instance or some other computing resource to see when it becomes available.

To lower the bar for taking advantage of version 2 -- which isn't backwards compatible with the first version -- Amazon has made it possible to use both in the same project. That makes it possible to migrate over time, with small steps if necessary.

The SDK is available for download from the Rubygems website.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Amazon Web ServicesDevelopment toolsapplication developmentsoftware

Featured

Slideshows

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow Electronics introduced Tenable Network Security to local resellers in Sydney last week, officially launching the distributor's latest security partnership across Australia and New Zealand. Representing the first direct distribution agreement locally for Tenable specifically, the deal sees Arrow deliver security solutions directly to mid-market and enterprise channel partners on both sides of the Tasman.

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel
Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

Typically, the New Year brings new opportunities for personnel within the Kiwi channel. 2017 started no differently, with a host of appointments, departures and reshuffles across vendor, distributor and reseller businesses. As a result, the job scene across New Zealand has changed - here’s a run down of who is working where in the year ahead…

Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel
​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

Digital Transformation (DX) has been a critical topic for business over the last few years and IDC is now predicting a step change as DX reaches macroeconomic levels. By 2020 a DX economy will emerge and it will become the core of what New Zealand industries focus on. From the board level through to the C-Suite, Kiwi organisations must be prepared to think and act digital when the DX economy emerges in 2017.

​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?
Show Comments