AWS Docs Now Open Source
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Thursday, 15 March 2018

Amazon has open sourced the documentation for the AWS SDK developer guides, after putting it onto GitHub earlier in the year. 

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is Amazon's cloud computing platform that is designed to be flexible, cost-effective, and easy-to-use. The AWS SDK is made up of the primary developer tools, SDKs, IDE Toolkits, and Command Line Tools for developing and managing your AWS applications.

There are 148 guides making up the AWS SDK developer guides, with topics ranging from the AWS lambda developer guide through to the Amazon Kinesis Data Streams Developer Guide. All the guides are available on GitHub in the awsdocs organization, and Amazon is inviting "interested parties" to contribute changes and improvements in the form of pull requests.

Alongside the news of the open source move, Amazon has also added over 138 additional developer and user guides to the organization. The developres say you can fix bugs, improve code samples (or submit new ones), add detail, and rewrite sentences and paragraphs in the interest of accuracy or clarity. You can also look at the commit history in order to learn more about new feature and service launches and to track improvements to the documents.

If you want to make changes, you create a forked version of the part of the documentation you'd like to change. You can then make a pull request asking to have your changes incorporated into the 'main' fork of the documentation. The development team for that particular documentation then considers your change request, and decides if they want to accept it, reject it, or to engage in a conversation with you to learn more about what your changes are and why you made them. The teams endeavor to respond to pull requensts within 48 hours, and you’ll be notified via GitHub whenever the status of the PR changes.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 15 March 2018 )