AWS IoT SDK - work with Shadow - SDK API vs MQTT

vlad-hid wrote on November 14, 2019:

Hi all,

AWS IoT SDK provides us with API functions to work with Thing Shadow.
But at the same time I may work with Shadow via ordinary MQTT and special topics.
While 1st way should be simpler I personally found 2nd more clear and convenient.
Am I loosing some features working with plain MQTT for shadows? Or both ways are equally good for this purpose?

Carl-Lundin-AWS wrote on November 14, 2019:

Hello vlad-hid,

We are actively developing AWS featured libraries, and shadow is one of them. Provided libraries may receive better support but I recommend using whatever method works best for your use case.

Here is a link to the shadow library documentation. This may paint a clearer picture and help you decide as to what method you prefer.

vlad-hid wrote on November 15, 2019:

Thanks Carl-Lundin-AWS, it’s more clear now.

And thanks again for the link - somehow I failed to find this link from when I did my project (even now I don’t see it there - probably it is missed or badly named…). I got very similar one from Google but it was not fully operational and looked a bit strange.

Carl-Lundin-AWS wrote on November 18, 2019:

Hello vlad-hid,

I’m sorry to hear that you were lead to a broken link.

Here are some additional sources if you should need them in the future. In this first link you will find the documentation for our other libraries as well.