Amazon adds SimpleDB Support in AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

Today Amazon announced support for SimpleDB in their AWS Toolkit for Eclipse. According to Amazon, they have “… added support for Amazon SimpleDB, so you can administer your Amazon SimpleDB data without writing a single line of code. By extending the Eclipse Data Tools Project, the AWS Toolkit for Eclipse provides a graphical interface that makes it easy to manage your Amazon SimpleDB domains, items, and attributes.

This screencast by shows you how to visually edit, query and administer your SimpleDB using the eclipse plugin. One of the nice features is ‘SQL scrapbook’ which gives a textarea to write SQL and run it against your database. You get syntax highlighting, autocompletion of table names, column names etc.

If you have an Amazon Simple DB account and do not use AWS toolkit, you can get it from

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