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AWS Development Essentials by Uchit Vyas, Prabhakaran Kuppusamy

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DynamoDB local

DynamoDB local is a local, client-side database, which emulates the DynamoDB database in your local system. This is pretty helpful when developing an application that uses DynamoDB as the backend. Every time after writing a module, in order to test whether the code works fine, you need to connect to Amazon and run it. This will consume a lot of bandwidth and a few dollars. To avoid this, you can make use of DynamoDB local and test the code locally. Once the testing is done, you can make your application use the AWS DynamoDB service. To do this, follow these three steps:

  1. Download DynamoDB local from http://dynamodb-local.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/dynamodb_local_latest.
  2. Start the DynamoDB local service (it must be JRE6 or higher). ...

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