Cloud giant tips hat
Official node.js AWS SDK released
feather landed in node.js’ cap today as Amazon Web Services
released an official SDK written specifically for the trendy
Deployed to the official Node Packaged Modules (npm) repository, npmjs.org, the SDK so far only supports four of the most popular Amazon services: S3, EC2, DynamoDB, and Simple Workflow Service, though more are promised in the future.
AWS’s SDK joins over sixty AWS-related modules already present on the npm repository, ranging from a simple “start and stop button for EC2 instances” to full-blown unofficial APIs. For now, these look safe: after all, the official SDK only provides access to four services. Plus, with an open source base, node.js developers can easily pick up Amazon’s slack.
Andrew Chilton, developer of AwsSum, was similarly positive, posting a message to the AwsSum mailing list saying “competition [..] makes things better in the long run for everyone concerned” and insisting that development would continue.
For those interested in the SDK, it’s available on npm now, and there’s further documentation at aws.amazon.com/sdkfornodejs.