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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.

Spring Conference Calendar

Time to update our speaking & conference calendar. Amazon will be speaking and/or exhibiting at each of the following conferences: March 7th – O’Reilly Etech, San Diego, California March 13-14th – Next Generation Web International Conference, Seoul Korea March 13th-17th – SD Expo, Santa Clara, California March 20-22nd – Microsoft Mix06, Las Vegas, Nevada March […]

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New Ways to Look at XSLT

Over at Ask Metafilter, a questioner asks “When you imagine XSLT transformations happening in your mind’s eye, what does it look like?” This is a very powerful question to ask, because ancient, procedurally oriented developers like me sometimes have trouble following the non-linear, pattern-driven processing that takes place when an XSLT template is applied to […]

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REST vs. SOAP

Kevin Daily offers a brief thought on REST vs. SOAP in the case of the Amazon Web Services. We are still seeing an 80% REST / 20% SOAP usage pattern. Kevin correctly notes that the ease with which developers can invoke an XSLT transformation as the concluding step in a REST request makes for easier […]

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AMZ Dashboard

The AMZ Dashboard is a  tool for monitoring sales, reviews, and prices for products on Amazon.com. The program uses Flash-powered graphs to visualize all sorts of interesting info. The site has three main views. First is Summary (click on the image to see a larger view): Then Pricing: And finally Reviews: You can also create […]

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Mashups

Mashups are applications which combine data from 2 or more distinct web services into a single application. All 7 of the AWS services are excellent raw materials for mashups, of course. The Web 2.0 Mashup Matrix is a great way to find interesting mashups. You could also use it to find new opportunities — a […]

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Two New Tutorials: ECS and PHP 5

IBM developerWorks has published two tutorials on how to use ECS with PHP 5: Create an Amazon storefront using PHP, Part 1: Getting content with Amazon ECS This is the first of a two-part tutorial that constructs an Amazon storefront using PHP and the Amazon E-Commerce Service (ECS). The storefront constructed will allow shoppers to […]

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