This is the Amazon Simple Queue Service Getting Started Guide. This section describes who should read this guide, how the guide is organized, and other resources related to the Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS).
The Amazon Simple Queue Service will occasionally be referred to within this guide as simply "SQS"; all copyrights and legal protections still apply.
This guide is intended for developers who are building distributed web-enabled applications. An application could typically use Amazon SQS to move data between distributed application components performing different tasks, without losing messages or requiring each component to be always available.
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In addition, for this guide, you need to be familiar with one of the following programming languages:
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This guide is organized as a high-level introduction and tutorial. It is divided into several major sections that allow you to practice using Amazon SQS in a simple environment. Each section builds on the previous sections, so that if you read and work through the examples in sequence, you get a basic understanding of Amazon SQS and also have a simple working application.
The major sections of this guide are:
"Introduction to Amazon SQS" introduces you to Amazon SQS, summarizes the main SQS features, and describes the lifecycle of a message.
"Getting Set Up" describes what you need to do to prepare to send your first SQS request. It includes getting an AWS developer account, signing up for SQS, and getting the tools you need to run the samples.
"Working with Amazon SQS" walks you through running the samples that AWS provides.
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The following table lists related resources that you'll find useful as you work with this service.
|Amazon Simple Queue Service Developer Guide||The developer guide provides a detailed discussion of the service. It includes an architectural overview, programming reference, and API reference.|
|Amazon SQS Release Notes||The release notes give a high-level overview of the current release. They specifically note any new features, corrections, and known issues.|
|Product information for Amazon SQS||The primary web page for information about Amazon SQS.|
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