Using go routines and channels with AWS

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At sparkgeo we make maps, a lot of maps. We also have a product called maptiks which is like google analytics but for your web maps. During the development process of maptiks we were required to capture, process and store a lot of data that was being generated by user activity. golang along with AWS emerged as a natural choice as we shall see the sections to come.

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Tutorial for using AWS in golang

This article discusses about using AWS in golang using the goamz library. The official sdk can be found here; bear in mind that it is NOT used for this tutorial since it was in beta at the time of writing.

This is a fairly light-weight, beginner level tutorial to get you up and running with AWS in golang. Though using a third party library, we believe the basics could be translated to the official one.

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