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Accessing AWS Resources Using Python Scripts

Accessing AWS via Python and Boto 3

While managing your resources on AWS, you may need accessing services programmatically. You may need to get information about an instance or modify some attribute. In some cases, you may need a cron job that runs every hours or once a day. For example, it can be a job getting the name of the current master node in an ElastiCache Redis cluster.

Writing Python scripts is an easy way to access and use your AWS resources. Besides, you can use Python for coding your AWS Lambda functions. In this blog post, I will give a simple example to listing VPC components using a Python script. Read more at Accessing AWS Resources Using Python Scripts post.

Signing S3 Upload Requests With Signature Version 4 in a Rails and AngularJS Application

Amazon S3 Signature v4 Process

In our Ruby on Rails web applications, we use Amazon S3 to store files. Uploading files to Amazon S3 buckets via HTTP requests requires signing the request. The current recommended, and safe signing method is Signature Version 4, and AWS regions opened after January 30, 2014, such as London and Frankfurt, only support this version.

In this blog post, I will try to explain how to sign HTTP requests for Amazon S3 uploads in a Rails application and make requests by using AngularJS ng-file-upload module. Read more at Signing S3 Upload Requests With Signature Version 4 in a Rails and AngularJS Application post.

Starting Shikisoft Blog!

Today I am excited to start this blog to share our experiences in Shikisoft with the open source and cloud communities; as well as our followers. Since the decision to work in my own business four and a half years ago, I have learnt so much from both communities. Thanks to them, we have come so far and continue to learn every day.

This is the magic of founding a new business. You enter a different world than that you used to be in a corporate. You work hard, come across lots of difficulties, sometimes you are up sometimes down. However, you learn much more and I think despite all the side effects it is enjoyable! Read more at Starting Shikisoft Blog! post.