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Unofficial AWS client for Clojurescript using core.async on Node or in the browser.

Tested and working, but still to be considered in alpha stage, any interfaces might change.

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(ns example
  (:require [cljs.core.async :refer [go <!]]
            [cljs-aws.s3 :as s3]))
(go (<! (s3/create-bucket {:bucket                      "examplebucket"
                           :create-bucket-configuration {:location-constraint "eu-west-1"}})))
;=> {:location ""}
; or
;=> {:error "msg"}


For node, use the underlying node authentication mechanism, in practice most likely setting your credentials using environment variables like AWS_PROFILE or AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY.

For the browser, use a Cognito identity pool, and load the credentials as follows:

(aws-cljs.base.config/load-credentials! :cognito-identity-credentials {:identity-pool-id "<id>"})


The node-examples and browser-examples directories contains a few examples on how to use different AWS services.


To run Node examples, first set your AWS credentials, e.g.:

export AWS_PROFILE=myprofile
export AWS_REGION=us-east-1

Then, build and run:

cd node-examples
lein cljsbuild once dynamodb        # or another example
node target/dynamodb.js 


To run browser examples, follow the first step in this tutorial to create a Cognito Identity Pool, then give the IAM role associated with unauthenticated users permissions to access the service you are testing.

Edit the example code to use your Cognito Identity Pool ID, and run figwheel:

cd browser-examples
lein figwheel lambda

A note on naming, parameters and return values

The names of the functions in each namespace are generated automatically from the PascalCase'd operation names, so for instance DynamoDB's PutItem operation becomes dynamodb/put-item. Parameters and return values are also converted between camel-case and PascalCase for you, so for instance, in (dynamodb/describe-table {:table-name "mytable"}), the parameter will become {"TableName": "mytable"}.

However, there are cases were that's not desirable. In particular, when using DynamoDB, the schema might contain all lower-case or all upper-case named columns, and some types are also indicated by all upper-case strings, like BS, NS, SS.

cljs-aws doesn't try to be clever about those special cases (let's leave that for a higher level library), but instead allows you to pass string keys, which (unlike keywords) will not be re-cased or transformed in any way:

(dyanmodb/put-item {:table-name "mytable"
                    :item       {"id"         {"S" "foo"}       ; "id" *not* re-cased to "Id"
                                 :numbers-set {"NS" #{}}}})     ; :numbers-set *is* PascalCased'd, but "NS" is not  


Install the AWS SDK via npm:

lein npm install

The tests are ran with doo:

lein doo node test-node auto            # or "once"
lein doo phantom test-browser auto

If you have modified the root library and try to run the examples you will get an error similar to Could not find artifact cljs-aws:cljs-aws:jar:x.y.z-DIRTY in central, since the modified version does not exist in the maven repositories. Install a local copy of the library by running:

lein download-deps
lein install

Deployment to clojars is handled by the CI/CD pipeline, and, if the tests pass, will run for any git tag starting with v.

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