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

Additional Tools and Resources For DynamoDB

This section describes some additional tools and resources for application development with Amazon DynamoDB.


For more best practices, how-to guides and tools, be sure to check the DynamoDB Developer Resources page:

JavaScript Shell

The downloadable version of DynamoDB provides a built-in JavaScript shell, which provides an easy-to-use environment for prototyping and application development.

DynamoDB JavaScript Shell

To get started with the JavaScript shell, do the following:

  • Download and run DynamoDB on your computer. For details on how to do this, see Downloading and Running DynamoDB.

  • Open a web browser on your computer and go to the following URL: http://localhost:8000/shell


    We recommend that you access the JavaScript shell using Firefox or Chrome. If you run the JavaScript shell in other browsers, errors may occur.

For more information about the JavaScript shell, including JavaScript code samples, see the Amazon DynamoDB Getting Started Guide.