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Mastering AWS Development by Uchit Vyas

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Automation with Amazon SWF

AWS Simple Workflow (SWF) from Amazon is an inimitable workflow as compared to conventional workflow products such as JBPM and OS Workflow. AWS SWF is tremendously scalable and engineer-gracious (flow is defined with Java code), while it comes with boundaries and lots of gotchas.

The very first thing to know is that it's almost impossible to build a SWF app properly without Flow Framework. Although the low-level SWF RESTful service API is public and available in SDK, for the majority workflow with parallelism, timer, or notification, think about the potential of how each event can interlace with a different event. It's easy to write down exact code with low-level API to wrap all use cases. For this reason, SWF is fairly ...

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