Access Amazon SQS using Python's Boto
Amazon's Simple Queue Service is a highly scalable service to help cloud-based applications use a queuing system which is reliable & scalable. Amazon's queue has it's pros & cons, like the messages may not be received in the order they were queued, and you may receive duplicates, I had written an article on Amazon SQS where I had explained the features & limitations of the service.
In this article we'll be looking at a Python library called Boto which makes accessing AWS services really easy. We'll go through installation of Boto and using it to perform various operations on Amazon SQS.
Boto's git repository makes it very easy to install, just follow the commands below:
The foremost step would be to create a connection to Amazon SQS before we can start performing other operations. Look and the code snippet below:
Now that we have setup a connection to the service, we can go about and perform SQS operations like creating queues, queueing, fetching & deleting data, delete queues, and fetch queue attributes. Follow the code snippet below, I have added comments wherever possible for easier understanding:
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