Amazon has unveiled a Java SDK for building sky-high applications on its so-called infrastructure cloud. Announced with a blog post, the new SDK includes a set of APIs designed to hide some of the "low-level plumbing" developers typically encounter when building applications on the company's Amazon Web Services (AWS), including …
why the SDK?
Of course, one reason that AWS need to provide their own SDK is they made up their own authentication mechanism, one that is non standard and which, to prevent replay attacks, requires the caller to know what the correct time and timezone is.
The Open source typica project have provided a pretty stable client library for some time, and at least there I know who to email when things go wrong.