Go app + library to fetch what's new from AWS

View the Project on GitHub circa10a/go-aws-news


Fetch what’s new from AWS and send out notifications on social sites.

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App Install

go-aws-news can be executed as an application that sends out notifications to social sites like Discord. To configure providers, modify the config.yaml file to enable a provider.

go-aws-news is designed to be run on a schedule, once a day (displaying the previous day’s AWS News). See the install options for examples on how to install and run.

Notification Providers

Currently supported providers:

Install Options

Install With Crontab

The simplest way to run go-aws-news is via crontab.

Type crontab -e on Mac or Linux and add a line:

# Binary
0 2 * * * /path/to/go-aws-news-binary
# Docker
0 14 * * * docker run -d --rm --name aws-news \
  -v your_config.yaml:/config.yaml \

The above example will execute go-aws-news at 2PM UTC (8AM CST) each day.

Install As Kubernetes CronJob

go-aws-news can be run as a CronJob in a Kubernetes cluster.

Example cronjob.yaml:

apiVersion: batch/v1beta1
kind: CronJob
  name: go-aws-news
  schedule: "0 14 * * *"
          - name: go-aws-news
            image: circa10a/go-aws-news
            - name: config
              mountPath: /config.yaml
              subPath: config.yaml
          - name: config
              name: awsnews-config
          restartPolicy: OnFailure

The ConfigMap can be created from the config.yaml file itself:

kubectl create configmap awsnews-config --from-file=config.yaml

To apply the cronjob.yaml example above:

kubectl apply -f cronjob.yaml

Install As AWS Lambda

  1. Setup provider config in AWS SSM Parameter Store:

     aws ssm put-parameter --type SecureString --name go-aws-news-config --value "$(cat config.yaml)"

    Note: Overriding the name go-aws-news-config will require an environment variable on the lambda function: GO_AWS_NEWS_CONFIG_NAME.

  2. Create the Lambda execution role and add permissions:

     aws iam create-role --role-name go-aws-news-lambda-ex --assume-role-policy-document '{"Version": "2012-10-17","Statement": [{ "Effect": "Allow", "Principal": {"Service": "lambda.amazonaws.com"}, "Action": "sts:AssumeRole"}]}'
     aws iam attach-role-policy --role-name go-aws-news-lambda-ex --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/service-role/AWSLambdaBasicExecutionRole
     aws iam attach-role-policy --role-name go-aws-news-lambda-ex --policy-arn arn:aws:iam::aws:policy/AmazonSSMReadOnlyAccess
  3. Create the lambda function:

     make lambda-package
     aws lambda create-function --function-name go-aws-news --zip-file fileb://bin/lambda.zip --runtime go1.x --handler awsnews \
       --role $(aws iam get-role --role-name go-aws-news-lambda-ex --query Role.Arn --output text)
  4. Create a schedule for the lambda:

     aws events put-rule --schedule-expression "cron(0 14 * * ? *)" --name go-aws-news-cron
     LAMBDA_ARN=$(aws lambda get-function --function-name go-aws-news --query Configuration.FunctionArn)
     aws events put-targets --rule go-aws-news-cron --targets "Id"="1","Arn"=$LAMBDA_ARN
  5. Allow the lambda function to be invoked by the schedule rule:

     EVENT_ARN=$(aws events describe-rule --name go-aws-news-cron --query Arn --output text)
     aws lambda add-permission --function-name go-aws-news --statement-id eventbridge-cron \
       --action 'lambda:InvokeFunction' --principal events.amazonaws.com --source-arn $EVENT_ARN

Module Install

go-aws-news can be installed as a module for use in other Go applications:

go get -u "github.com/circa10a/go-aws-news/news"

Module Usage

Methods return a slice of structs which include the announcement title, a link, and the date it was posted as well an error. This allows you to manipulate the data in whichever way you please, or simply use Print() to print a nice ASCII table to the console.

Get Today’s news

package main

import (
  awsnews "github.com/circa10a/go-aws-news/news"

func main() {
    news, err := awsnews.Today()
    if err != nil {
      // Handle error

Get Yesterday’s news

news, _ := awsnews.Yesterday()

Get all news for the month

news, _ := awsnews.ThisMonth()

Get from a previous month

// Custom timeframe(June 2019)
news, err := awsnews.Fetch(2019, 06)

Get from a previous year

// Custom timeframe(2017)
news, err := awsnews.FetchYear(2017)
news, _ := awsnews.ThisMonth()
// Console output
// +--------------------------------+--------------+
// |          ANNOUNCEMENT          |     DATE     |
// +--------------------------------+--------------+
// | Amazon Cognito now supports    | Jan 10, 2020 |
// | CloudWatch Usage Metrics       |              |
// +--------------------------------+--------------+
// | Introducing Workload Shares in | Jan 10, 2020 |
// | AWS Well-Architected Tool      |              |
// +--------------------------------+--------------+

Loop over news data

// Loop slice of stucts of announcements
// For your own data manipulation
news, _ := awsnews.Fetch(time.Now().Year(), int(time.Now().Month()))
for _, v := range news {
    fmt.Printf("Title: %v\n", v.Title)
    fmt.Printf("Link: %v\n", v.Link)
    fmt.Printf("Date: %v\n", v.PostDate)

Limit news results count

news, _ := awsnews.ThisMonth()
// Last 10 news items of the month

Get news as JSON

news, _ := awsnews.ThisMonth()
json, jsonErr := news.JSON()
if jsonErr != nil {

Get news as HTML

news, _ := awsnews.ThisMonth()
html := news.HTML()

Get news about a specific product

news, err := awsnews.Fetch(2019, 12)
if err != nil {
} else {
    news.Filter([]string{"EKS", "ECS"}).Print()

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