Document History

This topic lists important changes to the documentation over the history of the AWS Flow Framework for Ruby Developer Guide.

  • API version: 2012-01-25
  • Latest documentation update: Sep 18, 2017
September 3, 2015
A number of issues in the guide have been fixed, and the topics Handling Errors and Troubleshooting and Debugging Workflows have been moved to Basic Workflow Programming from Advanced Topics.
January 22, 2015

The AWS Flow Framework for Ruby provides a new utility, aws-flow-utils, which can generate application skeletons that you can run locally or on Elastic Beanstalk. Many of the tutorials and related content has been updated. For details, refer to the following walkthroughs, which are new (or, in the case of the Hello World tutorial, has been completely rewritten):

Additionally, the rest of the documentation has been re-organized and refreshed. For an overview of the new layout, see What is the AWS Flow Framework for Ruby?.

December 17, 2014
Amazon SWF now includes support for setting the priority of tasks on a task list, and will attempt to deliver those with higher priority before tasks with lower priority. Information about this feature is provided in Setting Task Priority.
November 10, 2014

A number of topics in the Programming Guide section have been revised for better clarity:

Additionally, Troubleshooting and Debugging Workflows provides information about using the new WorkflowReplayer class.

September 8, 2014
Added content and a new tutorial about how to use AWS OpsWorks with Amazon SWF.
August 19, 2014
Added documentation about the runner, a new command-line utility that helps to configure and launch activities and workflows.
August 18, 2014

The guide has been restructured to more closely resemble other AWS guides. Some of the changes include the following:

  • The Introduction topic has been renamed What is the AWS Flow Framework for Ruby?, and now includes the sections Important Notes and Where to Find the Source Code and Samples.
  • The Sample Code and Recipes sections have been moved into the Programming Guide.
  • The Additional Resources section has been promoted to a top-level chapter, instead of being hidden within the introduction.
April 8, 2014

A new chapter has been added to the documentation: Recipes. This chapter provides recipes for common use cases.

The official AWS Flow Framework for Ruby samples are now described in the Sample Code chapter. These are fully-functional Amazon SWF applications that use the AWS Flow Framework for Ruby.

The Hello World tutorial has been updated to match the version that currently exists in the AWS Flow Framework for Ruby samples.

November 13, 2013
The code for the basic code example was missing from its topic—this has been fixed.
August 1, 2013
Initial release of the AWS Flow Framework for Ruby Developer Guide.