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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 S3 – the new Asprin

As more and more people now move their production apps on Amazon S3, we are getting emails from CEOs and CTOs about their success and how Amazon S3 helped them sleep better at night. Last week I blogged about live-blogging backed by Amazon S3 and their 2-hour-$10-scaling app. This week its Pictogame. As Louis Choquel, […]

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Amazon ECS Widgets

Couple of cool widgets available that enable you to earn Amazon Associate commisions. The first is the Amazon Browser Widget, which their website describes as “The Amazon Browser widget is a mini-Amazon browser that allows you to search for items at Amazon. As a user scrolls through the displayed items, it automatically loads additional items […]

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EC2 Best Practices

The Space Program Blog has some good EC2 Best Practices.  These include: automate everything, scale early, and keep your database as small as possible. Refer to the post for more details, and please feel free to add your own suggestions there as comments. — Jeff;

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Middlepost – Online Document Collaboration and Storage

Middlepost is an online document collaboration and storage tool powered by Amazon EC2, SQS, and S3. The site manages the entire creation, revision, and signing process for documents. During creation and revision, Middlepost tracks all of the changes and comments associated the document, supporting both internal and external collaborators. Each collaborator has a profile with […]

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Live Blogging Experiment Results – Sitening.com

I blogged about Sitening.com’s Live Blogging Experiment yesterday. They were trying to capture the live feeds from Steve Job’s Keynote at WWDC 2007 Event. For the past several years, any site which live-blogged the event would become hopelessly buried in traffic. They built a small admin tool that periodically encapsulates the content every minute or […]

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Recent Service Improvements

I have bookmarked a few recent announcements of changes and additions to our line of web services. Here’s a quick recap: Amazon S3 now supports signed requests for vanity domains and there’s new sample code which shows you how to do this. Also, the prohibition against transmitting objects with sizes between 2 and 4 GB […]

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Jobs At Amazon: Technical Sales Representative – Amazon Web Services

We have openings for Technical Sales Representatives on the Amazon Web Services Team, based in Seattle. Here is the official job description: Technical Sales Representative – Amazon Web Services Introduction Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a fast-growing and strategic division of Amazon.com that is tasked with building out a web services technology platform and working […]

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Jobs At Amazon: Technical Sales Representative – Amazon Web Services

We have openings for Technical Sales Representatives on the Amazon Web Services Team, based in Seattle. Here is the official job description: Technical Sales Representative – Amazon Web Services Introduction Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a fast-growing and strategic division of Amazon.com that is tasked with building out a web services technology platform and working […]

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