Greetings AWS Developers,
This month, learn how to use the new Amazon Mechanical Turk Sandbox to test your Mechanical Turk applications. We also have some upcoming AWS pricing changes, so please take a look below to learn more. As a brief follow-up on Web 2.0 Expo, it was a great conference, and exciting to be joined by several of you on the show floor. In case you’re coordinating Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions at shows like this, and would like some AWS support, check out the Upcoming Events section below.
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The Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox is a simulated environment that allows you to test your applications and HITs. The Developer Sandbox is free to use for registered Mechanical Turk Requesters.Features of the Developer Sandbox include:
Check out the Amazon Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox.
A quick reminder that on Monday we announced some price changes for AWS services, which will take effect on June 1st, 2007. These include a significant reduction in bandwidth prices, applicable to Amazon S3, EC2 and SQS customers. In addition we have instituted a small request-based charge for Amazon S3 transactions. The net effect for the vast majority of our existing customers will be a price decrease. Please see the Amazon S3, EC2, and SQS detail pages for the full details of the new pricing plan for each service.
Distributed Messaging with Ruby and Amazon SQS
AWS developer Jack Herrington gives an introduction to Amazon SQS using the Ruby programming language.
Check out the wide variety of AWS applications this month: bug tracking, backup solutions, and “bling”!
For Managed IT Service Providers: Turnkey off-site backup and archiving at a flat monthly fee. Built using Amazon S3.
AWS team members will be busy this month, traveling to a variety of conferences and User Groups. If you happen to be organizing a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session at any of these events, feel free to shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; we’d love to hear about it and come support you!
Startup Camp 2 – San Francisco, CA
May 7-8, 2007
Atlanta Cutting Edge .NET – Atlanta, GA
May 7, 2007
Boston .NET User Group – Waltham, MA
May 8, 2007
Madison Ruby on Rails User Group – Madison, WI
May 9, 2007
Milwaukee .NET Users Group – Milwaukee, WI
May 10, 2007
O’Reilly RailsConf – Portland, OR
May 17-20, 2007
Portland Code Camp – Portland, OR
May 19-20, 2007
Dallas .NET Users Group – Dallas, TX
May 22, 2007
Refresh – Dallas, TX
May 23, 2007
O’Reilly Where2.0 – San Jose, CA
May 29-30, 2007