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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.

Amazon Second Life Job Fair – July 14, 2009

The very first Amazon Job Fair in Second Life will take place on Tuesday July 14th and will run from 6 AM to Midnight, PST. This free event is a unique opportunity for candidates to have direct access to hiring managers and recruiters from around the world. Amazon is looking for all levels of technical […]

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The Cloud as a Platform for Platforms

Of the many things I love about AWS, I will mention three of my favorites in this blog post: AWS does not force developers to use any particular programming model, language, or operating system. AWS does not force developers to use the entire suite of services – they can use any of our infrastructure services individually or […]

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Scaling to the Stars

Recently I blogged about The Server Labs, a consultancy that specializes in high-performance computing including on Amazon Web Services. Heres another story that I found fascinating: nominally it is about how The Server Labs uses Amazon Web Services as a scale-out solution that also implements Oracle databases; however its really about space exploration (or should […]

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AWS Management Console Support for CloudFront

The AWS Management Console has a brand new tab: This new tab contains full support for Amazon CloudFront. You can start distributing your content in minutes. You don’t need to make a long term commitment and you don’t need to download a client application. It is now even easier to access CloudFront in pay-as-you-go fashion. […]

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Gowalla – Location-based iPhone 3G Application

Gowalla is a location-based iPhone game. Currently focused on Austin, Boston, New York, and San Francisco, the application runs on any iPhone 3G with the location-based services turned on. You use Gowalla to collect “virtual souvenirs” by visiting specified locations in each city, neatly combining the virtual and the real worlds. A product of Alamofire, […]

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ScienceResearch Deep Web Search Engine – Now On Amazon EC2

The new version of ScienceResearch.com was officially launched today. Earlier this year I spoke with company president Abe Lederman and learned that this deep web science search engine provides a single point of access to over 400 publicly accessible science and technology collections. The new version is hosted on EC2 and includes advanced search features […]

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New Mechanical Turk HITS: Help McCann Erickson Find Some Favorite Picks

McCann Erickson is using the Mechanical Turk to collect information about people’s favorite locations around the United States. They’d like you to be as specific as possible, about places that you have actually visited. They are looking for the places that other people don’t always know about. The secret local hangout, or the place you […]

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