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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.

Start Crunching – Create Mashups using MapCruncher and Render on S3

Microsoft Research developed an innovative tool called MapCruncher for Microsoft Virtual Earth that takes any map-based image (JPG or PDF format) and overlays that image onto Microsoft Virtual Earth to generate requisite tiles. These tiles can then be used to display the map in Virtual Earth / Google Maps fashion (zoom in/out, pan, move etc). […]

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Amazon Web Services Developer Chat in Second Life

Many years ago we used to hold weekly developer chats with the AWS community. These chats were fun and informative, even though we used a very limited text-based client. Now its time to try something new and more interactive! We will hold our first-ever Amazon Web Services Developer Chat in Second Life on Wednesday, May […]

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Goplan goes AWS

Goplan – An online collaboration and project management tool – is a full fledged Ruby on Rails Application that is based on Amazon EC2 for hosting and Amazon S3 for storage. It took me less than 1 minute to get started with the app. No ugly big forms to fill out nor answer any difficult […]

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Video Bandwidth Protector

Bill Myers wrote to tell me about his Video Bandwidth Protector for Amazon S3. As Bill says: I developed this program to make it easy to store and display videos and Camtasia movies at Amazon S3 storage, while at the same time, making it very difficult for others to steal bandwidth via unauthorized display of […]

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Webmail’s Bill Boebel talks about Amazon S3

Bill Boebel, CTO of Webmail.us and a heavy user of Amazon S3, recently spoke at the ISPCON conference. Bill was kind enough to post the slides from his talk on this blog post. You can also read a review of Bill’s talk here. Here’s my 2 minute overview of the slides (that’s a direct link […]

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New Simple Queue Service Release

The Amazon SQS team recently released a new version of their service. Per the SQS release notes, the new features include: New function to get the approximate number of messages in a queue. Ability to change the visibility timeout of a message. Ability to delete a queue even if it is not empty. More flexibility […]

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Colorado Trip: Developers Wanted

Our Wiki experiment is now a standard scheduling tool! I am available for meetings in Colorado On June 25 and 26, and am willing to drive to almost any destination along the Front Range. If you would like to schedule some time, simply edit the Wiki page at http://s3.amazonaws.com/s3wiki/wiki/MikeCulverDenverJune2007. I am happy to visit with […]

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