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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.

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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Amazon S3 for Science Grids

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of British Columbia have written a very interesting paper, Amazon S3 for Science Grids: A Viable Solution? In this paper the authors review the features of Amazon S3 in depth, focusing on the core concepts, the security model, and data access protocols. […]

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Calling All Community Code Contributions

Do you have code samples that you’d like to share with other Amazon Web Services developers? We’ve opened up the Amazon Web Services Resource Center to allow direct submissions of your contributions. The process is simple…just click on the link below and follow the directions: developer.amazonwebservices.com/connect/kbcategory.jspa?categoryID=114 Looking forward to lots of innovative ideas! — Mike

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RSS Web Feeds for Tags at Amazon.com

Amazon.com just released a new tag-based RSS feed system. While not an Amazon Web Service as such (Amazon.com and Amazon Web Services are technically different organizations), it’s a very compelling mashup opportunity–especially because the feeds pass an Amazon Associate ID as a parameter, which creates a unique revenue opportunity for developers. Often described as “Really […]

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/n Software Adds Amazon Support

The community around Amazon Web Services is really on a roll! One of the communities we hear from a lot is the ISV world. For example I met the CEO of /n software, Gent Hito, at ETech a couple of months ago. Gent’s company builds BizTalk adapters and SQL Server integration components. Gent was excited […]

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Amazon EC2 For Scientific Processing

Mike Cariaso was kind enough to set up the Meetup in Bethesda for my upcoming trip to Washington, DC. Mike has done some pretty cool work with with Amazon EC2, setting up the mpiBLAST tool to run on EC2. MPI, short for Message Passing Interface, is a standard for coordinating processing on supercomputer grids. MPIPCH2 […]

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