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Amazon Web Services Announces SDK for .NET



Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the release of AWS SDK for .NET, designed to make it even easier for Windows developers to build .NET applications that tap into the AWS cloud. Using the SDK, developers will be able to build solutions for AWS infrastructure services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon SimpleDB.

Specific features of the SDK include:

  • The AWS .NET Library which lets you build .NET applications on top of APIs that take the complexity out of coding directly against web services interfaces. The library provides .NET APIs that hide much of the lower-level plumbing associated with programming for the AWS cloud, including authentication, request retries, and error handling.
  • C# code samples that show how to use the libraries to build applications.
  • Visual Studio templates for quickly building solutions for the AWS cloud

The AWS SDK for .NET can be used to develop on any platform that supports the .NET Framework 2.0 (or later), letting most developers start building solutions for the AWS cloud without having to upgrade to a new operating systems, .NET Frameworks, or Visual Studio versions including: Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition or later, Visual C# 2008 Express Edition, and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition.

Supported services include:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
  • Amazon Simple Storage Service
  • Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
  • Amazon SimpleDB
  • Amazon Relational Database Service
  • Amazon CloudFront
  • Amazon Simple Queue Service
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce
  • Amazon CloudWatch
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • Auto Scaling


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