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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.

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. I am happy to visit with companies, individual developers, bloggers, and other folks to talk about the Amazon Web Services. Please edit […]

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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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Meeting for Amazon Associates in Munich

On Monday, May 14th I will be at Amazon’s Munich office for meetings with developers, bloggers, and the press. At 2 PM that day I will be conducting a special meeting for Amazon Associates that would like to learn more about the Amazon Web Services. The presentation will include the following elements: AWS overview, with […]

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Search Engine Packed as an AMI?

It never hurts to try to wish a product into existence… I received an email from an EC2 user asking me about search tools. This user runs a high traffic site on an array of EC2 instances, and is in need of a search solution. He knew that he could buy a search appliance, but […]

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