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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Introducing the AWS SDK for Ruby

Ruby is a wonderful programming language. Optimized for ‘developer joy’, it is an object oriented playground for building simple domain specific languages, orchestration tools, and most famously, web applications. In many ways, the Ruby language and Amazon cloud services such as EC2 and S3 have similar goals: to help developers and businesses build innovative products without […]

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Summer Startups: Sportaneous

Over the summer months, we’d like to share a few stories from startups around the world: what are they working on and how they are using the cloud to get things done. Today, we’re profiling Sportaneous from New York City! The StoryI first learned about Sportaneous after reading about NYC Big Apps, an application contest […]

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Extending Microsoft Licensing Mobility to the AWS Cloud: Now You Can Run Several Windows Server Applications on AWS

Earlier in the month, Microsoft announced Microsoft License Mobility with Software Assurance Program. This allows you to move Windows Server applications licenses between your on-premises environment and the cloud. Today, I am really excited to announce that AWS and Microsoft have joined together to extend Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance to the AWS Cloud. […]

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AWS Import/Export Now Supports Amazon EBS

I am very excited to announce support for importing data into Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) using AWS Import/Export. Until now, AWS Import/Export allowed you to move large amounts of data into and out of Amazon S3 using portable storage devices by using Amazons high-speed internal network and bypassing the Internet. All you have to […]

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Configuration Persistence and Support for URL Swapping with AWS Elastic Beanstalk

We just released two new capabilities for AWS Elastic Beanstalk that help you save your preferred environment settings and deploy changes to your applications with minimal downtime. Configuration Persistence Using the AWS Management Console, you can now save an environments configuration, launch a new environment with a saved configuration, and apply a saved configuration to […]

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AWS Lowers its Pricing Again! – No Inbound Data Transfer Fees and Lower Outbound Data Transfer for All Services including Amazon CloudFront

We are continuously working hard to drive down our costs and pass those savings back to our customers. And indeed, AWS has reduced pricing more than a dozen times in the last 4 years. See the list of AWS’ announcements related to lowering prices: Apr 22, 2008 – AWS Lowers Data Transfer Costs Oct 09, […]

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Get Better Results with Amazon Mechanical Turk Masters

There are now more than 500,000 Mechanical Turk Workers in 190 countries on the Mechanical Turk marketplace. These Workers are ready and eager to work on a wide variety of tasks (Human Intelligence Tasks or HITS) including data cleansing, image filtering, image tagging, and categorization. Today, we’re excited to introduce Mechanical Turk Masters. This new feature […]

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