AWS News Blog

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.

Snowbooks – Second Life Bookstore

Last week I received an invitation to check out the Snowbooks store in Second Life. I spent some time wandering around earlier today and liked what I saw. Here’s a full report. Snowbooks is a UK-based publisher and also an Amazon Associate. Their Second Life stores provides access to their own titles and to titles […]

Read More

Top Ten Mistakes Startups Make Building Technology

Have been thinking about startups and technology, for the obvious reason that Amazon Web Services seem to serve Startup needs so well. That led to some discussion, followed by more thinking, and finally an inevitable top ten list. But rather than just saying these are the top ten mistakes that Startups need to avoid, it […]

Read More

Florida Developers

As long as I’m blogging about upcoming presentations, it would be remiss not to mention the Miami Code Camp in Miramar on Saturday, Feb 10th and the Tampa .NET Users Group on Tuesday, Feb 13th. If you are able to attend either of these events, it’s an excellent opportunity to meet. Of course that leaves […]

Read More

Texas Meeting Opportunities

Are you located in Dallas or Houston? During the week of Feb 25th Ill be in Texas speaking in both these cities. If your user group is interested in a presentation on Amazon Web Services, or if you are a developer whod just like to meet, please email me and Ill try to include you […]

Read More

Speaking at Provo Labs Next Month

Image courtesy of As part of a 4-day recruiting and academic speaking trip to Utah, I will be speaking at Paul Allen’s Provo Labs Academy on the 8th of February. The final location will be determined based on the number of people who sign up, so visit Paul’s blog today and RSVP if you […]

Read More

Enomalism Virtual Management Dashboard

The Enomalism Virtual Management Dashboard provides an easy to use interface to provision and manage a series of physical and virtual servers through a single integrated interface. Designed to work with Amazon EC2 and other virtualized environments, the Virtual Management Dashboard includes a dashboard, support for true elastic computing, dynamic, real-time virtual server management, disk […]

Read More

Amazon’s Werner Vogels on Scalability

Over the last couple of years I have found that listening to podcasts is an effective way to learn and to keep up with what’s happening in the software industry. My car has an iPod interface built in, so I spend a few minutes each morning setting up a playlist for my daily commute. Last […]

Read More

New Version of ECS Released

I just received word that a new version of the Amazon E-Commerce Service has been released. Here are the newest features: Ability to search the Industrial & Scientific Products catalog. A new search index, All, with the ability to perform a keyword search on all product categories with up to 5 pages of results. […]

Read More

Links: REST, SOAP, EC2, Pancakes, etc.

I’m recovering from some minor surgery this week, which basically means taking things really easy, watching too much TV, hanging out with my kids (we’ve had so many snow days this year that they are actually complaining about not getting to go to school) and catching up on my feed reading! Here are some good […]

Read More

Amazon EC2 and SOA Suites : Great Article

I love it, when people innovate! Mamoon Yunus and team wrote an excellent article on Dr. Dobbs Journal that adds a new dimension to Amazon EC2 use cases. In the article, they are combining the power of Amazon EC2 with existing SOA Suites and BPEL Engines They discuss the key features of some great products/technologies […]

Read More