Getting started using the Amazon SDK for C++ - Amazon SDK for C++
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Getting started using the Amazon SDK for C++

Amazon SDK for C++ is a modularized, cross-platform, open-source library you can use to connect to Amazon Web Services.

The Amazon SDK for C++ uses CMake to support multiple platforms over multiple domains, including video games, systems, mobile, and embedded devices. CMake is a build tool that you can use to manage your application’s dependencies and to create makefiles suitable for the platform you’re building on. CMake removes the parts of the build that are not used for your platform or application.

Before you run code to access Amazon resources, you must establish your Amazon user credentials in your environment.

To use the Amazon SDK for C++ in your code, obtain the SDK executables by building the SDK source directly or by using a package manager.

If you run into build issues regarding CMake, see Troubleshooting build issues.