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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.

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 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 I am happy to visit with […]

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Are You In the Dallas Area?

I’m visiting Dallas next week to present to the Dallas ASP.NET Users Group on Tuesday, May 22. If you are interested in meeting with me, having me present to your users group, etc., please email me to set something up. Am open on Wednesday (all day) as well as Thursday morning. –Mike Culver

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An Interesting Newsletter Article

A month or so ago, I attended a SOA Conference and Business Process Management Conference (there were multiple conferences in one venue), put on by the BrainStorm Group in Chicago. Lots of serious enterprise architect types attended the conference, where they were able to share their experience and learnings with others, as well as hear […]

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SQS: Super Queue Service

There were some questions/concerns regarding the Amazon’s Simple Queue Service: What can it be used for? What has it been designed for? What types of applications can use this type of service ? and so forth. Thomas Howe wrote an excellent post about Amazon SQS. His innovative application idea triggered me to write this post. […]

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