Amazon's Go SDK one step closer with preview release

The company now wants feedback ahead of a general release

Go code for integrating an app with AWS' Simple Storage Service (S3)

Go code for integrating an app with AWS' Simple Storage Service (S3)

Amazon Web Services has announced the first Developer Preview of its SDK for the Go programming language, giving developers who want to integrate cloud services in their apps more choice.

The SDK makes it easier for developers to integrate their Go applications with Amazon's cloud-based storage, database and messaging services. Go is a Google-developed open source language developed with simplicity and efficiency as the main goals. Its use in the development of the Docker container platform has helped improve its standing.

Amazon already offers SDKs for Java, PHP, Python and Ruby. Go is nowhere near as popular as any of those, but it's still an interesting addition. The language is also supported on Google's App Engine platform. Just like Amazon, Google also lets developers use Java, PHP and Python.

With the preview, Amazon is hoping to get feedback about what works and what doesn't, so it can make tweaks before locking everything down for a stable 1.0 release of the SDK, the company said in a blog post.

Amazon invited developers to let it know what they don't like on the GitHub Issues page. Recent requests for improvements include an S3 (Simple Storage Service) encryption client and better documentation examples for Elastic Transcoder, which is used to convert media files from their source format to versions that'll play on devices like smartphones and tablets.

The company has moved the Go GitHub repository from the AWS Labs site to page of its own to signify the SDK is no longer in an experimental state. Also, being a Developer Preview means new services and service updates will be added as they are released, according to Amazon.

The SDK still comes with some words of warning. "Please do not confuse this for a stable, feature-complete library," the Github pages states. Not everything may be working fully, and APIs may change radically without much warning, according to Amazon.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Development toolsAmazon Web Servicesapplication developmentLanguages and standardssoftwarecloud computinginternet

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Mikael Ricknäs

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?