Amazon DynamoDB
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-08-10)

Running the Code Samples In This Developer Guide

The AWS SDKs provide broad support for DynamoDB in Java, JavaScript in the browser, .NET, Node.js, PHP, Python, and Ruby. To get started quickly with these languages, see the Amazon DynamoDB Getting Started Guide.

AWS SDKs are available for a wide variety of languages. For a complete list, see Tools for Amazon Web Services.

The code samples in this Developer Guide provide more in-depth coverage of DynamoDB operations, using the following programming languages:

Before you can begin with this exercise, you will need to sign up for AWS, get your access key and secret key, and set up the AWS Command Line Interface on your computer. If you haven't done so, see Setting Up DynamoDB (Web Service).


If you are using the downloadable version of DynamoDB, you need to use the AWS CLI to create the tables and sample data. You also need to specify the --endpoint-url parameter with each AWS CLI command. For more information, see Setting the Local Endpoint.