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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 Web Serices in Winnipeg

Amazon Web Services has a number of evangelists, as previously noted, so I’d like to introduce myself (Mike Culver). Last night I had the opportunity to deliver the first in the series of presentations that Jeff recently announced. We had a near-record turnout of the Winnipeg .NET Users Group, with approximately 60 developers in attendance. […]

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Amazon Prime Search

Superstar developer John Krystynak  (he also built Texsy and Aytozon) dropped me a little “by the way” about his latest creation, the Amazon Prime Finder. Amazon Prime, for those of you who don’t know, is our “all you can eat” (or read, or listen to) shipping plan. After payment of an annual fee, all of […]

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Are You Using Ruby on Rails with Amazon EC2 and/or Amazon S3? Do you Live in Seattle? We need to Talk!

If, as many of my readers do, you have scrutinized this blog from side to side and top to bottom, you have probably seen the Media/Analyst Inquiries link. Earlier this afternoon we received a request (via said link) from a prominent Seattle-area podcaster. He would like to interview a developer who is using Ruby on […]

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Inbox Cleanup

Lots of stuff queued up today: Jeremy Zawody has “done the math” and has decided to replace his home backup server with Amazon S3. Jeremy computed the cost of his hardware and his power and also took the “hassle factor” into account. All things considered, S3 came out ahead. The Daily Radario displays the top […]

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Using SOAPSonar to Provision Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Mamoon Yunus, author of the SOA Testing Blog and advisor to Crosscheck Networks sent me a link to an interesting and relevant How-To document. Using SOAPSonar to Provision Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud covers downloading and installation of a free trial version of Crosscheck’s SOAPSonar product and then shows the steps needed to load the X.509 […]

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Is This You?

Early today someone who reads this blog posted the following comment: how do i contact for disputing charges ec2 crashed on me and my account is still getting charged i wnt to be reimbursed We’ll be happy to help, but you didn’t leave a good email address with your comment! Send a note to awseditor@amazon.com […]

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Viewing Big Images Using Amazon S3

A recent post on the O’Reilly Radar blog pointed me at Tom Larkin’s Zoomatron. The Zoomatron uses the Microsoft Research MapCruncher to provide a pannable view of a large graphical data set, which just happens to be stored in Amazon S3. The site includes a hand-drawn elevation map of an island, a high-resolution picture of […]

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AWS Buzz on del.icio.us

Every day, a member of the Amazon Web Services PR Team collects and distributes links to blog postings and other interesting articles about our services. I’m sure that most companies do something similar for their products; tracking this “buzz” is a great way to see what people really think about your products — it is […]

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