#1 definitely sounds the way to go. I apologize but I am not sure what "standard methods and dependencies" means?
The AWS library is licensed under Apache 2.0 license so I am assuming it should all be available.
What could I do to help?
I think it will be huge because there are tons of people who know JS and would jump into embedded stuff if the easy tutorials/blogs/examples are available.
If we can get this to work with AWS I would love to write a step by step guide for setting it up.