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AWS SDK for Go v2

Build Status SDK Documentation API Reference Apache V2 License

aws-sdk-go-v2 is the Release Candidate for the v2 AWS SDK for the Go programming language. This Release Candidate is provided to receive feedback from the language community on SDK changes prior to reaching General Availability (GA) status. As such, users should expect the SDK to release minor version releases that break backwards compatibility before reaching GA status. The release notes for the breaking change will include information about the breaking change, and how you can migrate to the latest version.

Check out the Issues and Projects for design and updates being made to the SDK. The v2 SDK requires a minimum version of Go 1.15.

We'll be expanding out the Issues and Projects sections with additional changes to the SDK based on your feedback, and SDK's core's improvements. Check the the SDK's CHANGELOG for information about the latest updates to the SDK.

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Maintenance and support for SDK major versions

For information about maintenance and support for SDK major versions and their underlying dependencies, see the following in the AWS SDKs and Tools Shared Configuration and Credentials Reference Guide:

Getting started

To get started working with the SDK setup your project for Go modules, and retrieve the SDK dependencies with go get. This example shows how you can use the v2 SDK to make an API request using the SDK's Amazon DynamoDB client.

Initialize Project
$ mkdir ~/helloaws
$ cd ~/helloaws
$ go mod init helloaws
Add SDK Dependencies
$ go get
$ go get
$ go get
Write Code

In your preferred editor add the following content to main.go

package main

import (


func main() {
    // Using the SDK's default configuration, loading additional config
    // and credentials values from the environment variables, shared
    // credentials, and shared configuration files
    cfg, err := config.LoadDefaultConfig(context.TODO(), config.WithRegion("us-west-2"))
    if err != nil {
        log.Fatalf("unable to load SDK config, %v", err)

    // Using the Config value, create the DynamoDB client
    svc := dynamodb.NewFromConfig(cfg)

    // Build the request with its input parameters
    resp, err := svc.ListTables(context.TODO(), &dynamodb.ListTablesInput{
        Limit: aws.Int32(5),
    if err != nil {
        log.Fatalf("failed to list tables, %v", err)

    for _, tableName := range resp.TableNames {
Compile and Execute
$ go run .

Getting Help

Please use these community resources for getting help. We use the GitHub issues for tracking bugs and feature requests.

  • Ask a question on StackOverflow and tag it with the aws-sdk-go tag.
  • Come join the AWS SDK for Go community chat on gitter.
  • Open a support ticket with AWS Support.
  • If you think you may have found a bug, please open an issue.

This SDK implements AWS service APIs. For general issues regarding the AWS services and their limitations, you may also take a look at the Amazon Web Services Discussion Forums.

Opening Issues

If you encounter a bug with the AWS SDK for Go we would like to hear about it. Search the existing issues and see if others are also experiencing the issue before opening a new issue. Please include the version of AWS SDK for Go, Go language, and OS you’re using. Please also include reproduction case when appropriate.

The GitHub issues are intended for bug reports and feature requests. For help and questions with using AWS SDK for Go please make use of the resources listed in the Getting Help section. Keeping the list of open issues lean will help us respond in a timely manner.

Feedback and contributing

The v2 SDK will use GitHub Issues to track feature requests and issues with the SDK. In addition, we'll use GitHub Projects to track large tasks spanning multiple pull requests, such as refactoring the SDK's internal request lifecycle. You can provide feedback to us in several ways.

GitHub issues. To provide feedback or report bugs, file GitHub Issues on the SDK. This is the preferred mechanism to give feedback so that other users can engage in the conversation, +1 issues, etc. Issues you open will be evaluated, and included in our roadmap for the GA launch.

Gitter channel. For more informal discussions or general feedback, check out our Gitter channel for the SDK. The Gitter channel is also a great place to ask general questions, and find help to get started with the 2.0 SDK Developer Preview.

Contributing. You can open pull requests for fixes or additions to the AWS SDK for Go 2.0 Developer Preview release. All pull requests must be submitted under the Apache 2.0 license and will be reviewed by an SDK team member before being merged in. Accompanying unit tests, where possible, are appreciated.


SDK API Reference Documentation - Use this document to look up all API operation input and output parameters for AWS services supported by the SDK. The API reference also includes documentation of the SDK, and examples how to using the SDK, service client API operations, and API operation require parameters.

Service Documentation - Use this documentation to learn how to interface with AWS services. These guides are great for getting started with a service, or when looking for more information about a service. While this document is not required for coding, services may supply helpful samples to look out for.

Forum - Ask questions, get help, and give feedback

Issues - Report issues, submit pull requests, and get involved (see Apache 2.0 License)


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