[Pharo-dev] AWS SDK for Pharo

Sven Van Caekenberghe sven at stfx.eu
Wed Feb 27 08:01:43 EST 2019


This is interesting indeed.
The meta descriptions in JSON are cool and most probably usable.
It would be a huge project, though, given how many APIs/products there are, even with auto generation.

A long time ago I did a AWS S3 client that is still part of Zinc HTTP Components (https://github.com/svenvc/zinc), although I believe the authentication/signing model is old now.


> On 27 Feb 2019, at 12:37, Stefan Krecher <stefan.krecher at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm aware that there is already an AWS SDK implementation for Smalltalk ( https://github.com/newapplesho/aws-sdk-smalltalk )
> This implementation doesn't seem to be a complete implementation to access all AWS services.
> Using a live-programming environment like Pharo would be so cool, flexible, productive and intuitive to control/ manage AWS resources - but implementing the SDK by hand is probably not a good idea, since it would be so hard to keep it up-to-date, because AWS adds new features weekly ...
> I contacted the AWS enterprise support and they gave me some great hints.
> There are many 3rd party SDK's available that utilizes the json files provided in botocore to automatically generate SDKs:
> Botocore: 
> https://github.com/boto/botocore
> Example service.json:https://github.com/boto/botocore/blob/develop/botocore/data/ecs/2014-11-13/service-2.json
> They can then  automatically generate an SDK based off of these json definitions. One example of this is Rusoto, the AWS SDK for Rust:
> Rusoto: https://github.com/rusoto/rusoto
> Automatic generation portion: 
> https://github.com/rusoto/rusoto/tree/master/service_crategen
> Would anyone interested in supporting this kind of project?
> What would be a good starting-point?
> Although I am (to be honest: I was) a Smalltalk-Programmer, I have too little experience with Pharo - but maybe others might find this useful. It would also be useful to "spread the word" - AWS scripting/ automation is so popular, there would be so many occasions to showcase Pharo + AWS or to create Products that are based on AWS services.
> Regards
> Stefan

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