Greetings AWS Developers,
Among this month’s developer goodies, updates, and community highlights, we’ve made available a cool new sample application, which is a mash-up of three of our web services. But we’d like to hear from you as well – we’re seeing all kinds of useful code samples and libraries in the community, so feel free to share! You can find out how to submit your code to the Resource Center in the “What’s That Tune?” segment below. From all of us at Amazon Web Services, best wishes to you and yours this holiday season.
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Check out this .NET application built using C# and WinForms that uses three of our web services: Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon S3, and Amazon ECS. The application records audio from a user’s microphone, saves the audio to Amazon S3, creates a HIT in Amazon Mechanical Turk that asks for the worker to name the tune, then uses the HIT result to search for a related album on Amazon.com using Amazon ECS. Pick your favorite holiday tune, test drive the application, then re-use the code.
Have a code sample you want to share? Submit it to the Resource Center by clicking on “Recommend your code” here.
If you’ve already started using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) or are looking to get started, try the new signature tester and additional code samples. The signature tester, similar to the one available for Amazon S3, helps developers create successfully authenticated HTTP Query requests. Simply plug in the code returned in the response for a failed request and see the signature that Amazon SQS was expecting. Also new are a Java code sample at that uses the REST API and works with both JRE 1.4 and JRE 1.5, and a PHP test utility that demonstrates how easy it is to interact with Amazon SQS.
Have a code sample you want to share? Submit it to the Resource Center.
Amazon E-Commerce Service (Amazon ECS) has introduced numerous product enhancements over the past few months. If you’re an Amazon ECS developer or are considering using this service, check out the following new features and improvements:More data…
Read more about Amazon ECS’ recent releases.
Learn more about Amazon ECS.
Just a quick update to let you know that while the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) limited beta program is currently closed, we encourage you to learn more about the service and if interested, request to be contacted when additional spots become available.
Note: the use of Amazon EC2 requires the use of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Please also sign up for Amazon S3 so that when capacity becomes available in Amazon EC2, we can enable you.
Step 1: Learn about Amazon EC2 and request to be contacted when capacity becomes available by clicking “Sign Up For Web Service”.
Step 2: Sign up for Amazon S3.
The Email Hosting System
Provides email hosting to tens of thousands of small, medium, and geographically dispersed businesses, built using Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon SQS.
Join AWS evangelists Jinesh Varia and Mike Culver as they visit with various user groups and special interest groups across the country.
Madison .NET User Group – Madison, WI
December 06, 2006
South Sound .NET Users Group – Olympia, WA
December 07, 2006
SD Forum Emerging Technology SIG – Palo Alto, CA
December 13, 2006
Microsoft & Partners Technologies SIG – Pleasanton, CA
December 14, 2006
Catch Don MacAskill, CEO of popular online photo sharing site SmugMug, talking to Byte and Switch about how Amazon S3 saves his business money.