The AWS SDK for JavaScript allows developers to interact with various AWS services using JavaScript or TypeScript. It provides a set of APIs and tools to make it easier for developers to integrate AWS services into their web applications, backend systems, or serverless functions. The SDK is available for both Node.js and browsers, allowing you to build applications that can run both on the server side and in web browsers.

Here is a simple live example using the AWS SDK for JavaScript (Node.js) to interact with Amazon S3. Before you proceed, make sure you have Node.js installed and create an S3 bucket in your AWS account.

  1. Install the AWS SDK:
    Use npm to install the AWS SDK for JavaScript:
   npm install aws-sdk
  1. Create a JavaScript file (e.g., s3Example.js):
    In this example, we’ll demonstrate how to upload a file to an S3 bucket. Replace 'your-access-key-id', 'your-secret-access-key', and 'your-bucket-name' with your AWS credentials and the name of your S3 bucket.
   const AWS = require('aws-sdk');
   const fs = require('fs');

   // Configure AWS SDK with your credentials
       accessKeyId: 'your-access-key-id',
       secretAccessKey: 'your-secret-access-key',
       region: 'us-east-1', // Replace with your desired AWS region

   // Create an S3 instance
   const s3 = new AWS.S3();

   // Specify the file to upload and the target S3 bucket/key
   const fileName = 'example.txt';
   const bucketName = 'your-bucket-name';
   const key = 'uploads/' + fileName;

   // Read the file content
   const fileContent = fs.readFileSync(fileName);

   // Prepare parameters for S3 upload
   const params = {
       Bucket: bucketName,
       Key: key,
       Body: fileContent,

   // Upload the file to S3
   s3.upload(params, (err, data) => {
       if (err) {
           console.error('Error uploading file:', err);
       } else {
           console.log('File uploaded successfully. S3 URL:', data.Location);
  1. Run the Script:
    Save the script and run it using Node.js:
   node s3Example.js

This script uploads the specified file (example.txt in this case) to the specified S3 bucket. The S3 URL of the uploaded file will be printed to the console.

Remember to handle your AWS credentials securely, and consider using IAM roles or environment variables for better security practices in a production environment. Additionally, error handling and other best practices should be implemented for a robust application.

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