June 2007

Newsletter #26

Greetings AWS Developers,

This month we’re announcing our new code submission process to make it easy for you to share your code with the community. Looking forward to your contributions and to highlighting the work you’ve done with AWS. Also take note of our upcoming events – if you’re in the DC or Denver area in the coming month, join our evangelist team for a variety of web services discussions and presentations. Hope to see you there!

Kathrin Jackson
Amazon Web Services

  • Share Your Code With the Community
  • AWS Pricing Change Reminder
  • Amazon S3: Virtual Hosted Buckets and Object Size Improvements
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk: New and Updated Resources
  • Developer Resources: Building on AWS with ASP.NET
  • Solutions Catalog Highlights: What Your Peers Are Building
  • Upcoming Events
  • Share Your Code With the Community

    Have you built a complete, stable code sample or library on top of AWS? Easily list your sample in our Resource Center using our new community code submission process. You can more quickly and easily share the tools that you’ve built on top of AWS (and update your listings based on changes you make to your code) by taking direct ownership of your own Resource Center documents.

    Learn how to submit your sample.

    Learn about other opportunities to feature your work on our Co-Marketing Page.

    AWS Pricing Change Reminder

    On June 1, 2007 updated AWS pricing went into effect. The new pricing includes a significant reduction in bandwidth prices, applicable to Amazon S3, EC2 and SQS customers. In addition, Amazon S3 has instituted a small request-based transaction charge. For full pricing details, please see the Amazon S3, EC2, and SQS detail pages.

    Amazon S3: Virtual Hosted Buckets and Object Size Improvements

    The Amazon S3 team is excited to launch a significant enhancement to our virtual hosted buckets feature (also known as vanity domains). Customers who use vanity domains can now make signed HTTP requests against them. Please refer to the updated Amazon S3 documentation for details. We’ve released updated code samples for this feature which are available in the Resource Center. The team has also successfully deployed a fix that removes the 2-4 GB limitation on object sizes. All our customers should now be able to upload, store and transfer objects that are up to 5 GB in size, as documented in the Release Notes.

    Amazon Mechanical Turk: New and Updated Resources

    The Amazon Mechanical Turk team has been busy building more development resources for you! First, the team has released v1.0.0 of the Command Line Tools, a set of command line interfaces allowing you to easily build solutions that use Amazon Mechanical Turk, without writing a line of code. This update includes new features, bug fixes and documentation improvements. In a few steps, you’ll be able to create your first HIT on Mechanical Turk. The team has also released v1.0.0 of its SDK for Java, and if you’re a Ruby developer, take advantage of the new SDK for Ruby. The SDKs are a set of libraries and tools designed to help you in your development with Amazon Mechanical Turk. Take a look, and let us know what you think by writing a review of these resources.

    Command Line Tools v1.0.0

    SDK for Java v1.0.0

    SDK for Ruby (beta)

    Developer Resources: Building on AWS with ASP.NET

    Check out these new resources to help ASP.NET developers build their applications:

    Amazon ECS-Powered Storefront
    A sample storefront application for earning money through the Associates program.

    A Generic Storage Solution Using Amazon S3
    A section from his book, Mashups, long-time AWS developer Francis Shanahan walks through how to build a basic, web-based storage solution using ASP.NET.

    Turbocharge Your ASP.NET Site with Amazon S3
    AWS evangelist Mike Culver shows how to build a community photo-sharing site using Amazon S3 that can even scale through a DSL line. Take a look both at the video and the code.

    Solutions Catalog Highlights: What Your Peers Are Building

    BeInSync provides millions of consumers and businesses with a simple, all-in-one solution for accessing, sharing and protecting their digital data. Using secure private network technology, BeInSync allows users to automatically sync documents, photos, videos, and music across their computers, share any size files with colleagues, friends or family, access their files form anywhere, and backup their valuable files and memories to online. BeInSync newly added online backup service is automatic, simple and secure, and is built using Amazon S3. The company is offering 1GB of free storage and 5GB or more to BeInSync Pro users.

    Turn your pictures into games and share them with your friends! Pictogame enables anyone to make his own game and send it by e-mail or embed it into his blog. Built using Amazon S3.

    Migrate, synchronize, and replicate data among different data sources, files, and operating systems. Built using Amazon EC2.

    Not listed in the Solutions Catalog yet? Start with our community co-marketing.

    Check out the AWS blog for more news about AWS developers and their applications.

    Upcoming Events

    Johns Hopkins University APL Colloquium – Laurel, MD
    June 6, 2007
    Jeff Barr

    Adams Morgan Ruby Users Group – Washington, DC
    June 7, 2007
    Jeff Barr

    Denver Visual Studio User Group – Denver, CO
    June 25, 2007
    Mike Culver

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