AWS SDK(Software Development Kit)
The AWS Software Development Kit (SDK) is a collection of development tools to assist in the development and management of cloud-based applications and services, with support for multiple programming languages. The SDK supports all major programming languages, such as C++, Java, Node.js and Python.
With the introduction of SDK in 2010, Amazon Web Services has become more developer-friendly with easy to use API that can be called within their own code.
Why should I use the AWS SDK with Nodejs?
Benefits of using the two in tandem
Nodejs and AWS SDK have been designed to work well together, making this pairing an excellent choice for developers looking to create apps that will run on AWS. Not only does this pairing allow developers to create apps that can be scaled easily, but it also provides them with data storage capabilities across multiple regions. The AWS SDK for Node.js is a popular choice for developers looking to start building applications that are hosted on Amazon’s fast cloud servers. The AWS SDK for Node.js is a library that makes it simple to communicate with AWS services from within Node.js.
How to install Nodejs and create an AWS Client
1. Open a Terminal window
2. cd to your home directory
3. Type the following command: npm install aws –save
4. Type the following command: npm install aws-signature –save
You’re now ready to start using AWS SDK for Node.js!