AWS Adds Policy Simulator, Browser Javascript SDK

AWS Adds Policy Simulator, Browser Javascript SDK
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Two new tools in the Amazon Web Services arsenal: an SDK for building webapps that can make direct calls to various AWS resources, and a Policy Simulator for checking the impact of identity and access policies before deploying them.

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The SDK is currently in preview, and can draw on S3, SQS, SNS and DynamoDB. The IAM Policy Simulator is available now, and looks like a handy resource for making sure policies don’t create unexpected resource or application blocks.