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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.

Backup Manager supports Amazon S3

Update (2014) – The product described in this post has been discontinued. Visit the Backup and Recovery page for updated information. In a previous post I noted that work was underway to make the popular Backup Manager tool support backing up to Amazon S3. I’m pleased to report that this work is now complete, and […]

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TicTap Contextual Ads

Early this morning I received an email from Alex Choo over at TicTap. Alex wanted me to be among the first to know about TicTap’s new Contextual Ads. The new system uses ECS to show very attractive contextually relevant ads in sidebar form.  Each ad block can display up to 50 products, supplanted by a […]

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Monday’s Link Roundup

I was on the road for much of last week, so I’ve got all kinds of interesting web services info queued up. Here we go: Tim Bray offers the label “Web Style” for what the industry generally (and somewhat innacurately) likes to call REST. As Tim notes, the important elements of this style include objects […]

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Contest Winner Video

A few weeks ago I spent a pleasant hour in Robert Scoble’s office. Robert trained his camera on me and I talked about the winners of the development contest that was sponsored jointly by Amazon and Microsoft. You can watch results on Channel 9, at Jeff Barr Amazon Web Services Contest Winners. Congratulations once again […]

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Monday Medley

It’s a beautiful spring morning here in Seattle, and I’ve got a metric ton of interesting stuff to share with you today: The Programmable Web site has been revised and now includes a number of dynamic features. The home page includes a new mashups dashboard. There’s also a mashups dashboard, an API dashboard, and the […]

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AWS Blog Updates Via Email

Looking at the readership stats for this blog, about 2/3 of the readers come to the site to read the blog, and the other 1/3 read the blog using an RSS reader of some sort. Reading via RSS is a great way to stay up to date with this blog (and with hundreds of others), […]

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AWS European Tour – May 2006

I’ll be traveling to Europe next month to speak at several conferences and user groups. Here’s my itinerary: On May 16th and 17th I will be chairing and speaking at the IQPC Best Practices in Service Oriented Architecture Conference in London. As chair I will get to deliver the opening and closing remarks. As a […]

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Friday Roundup

I’ve got a bunch of cool stuff queued up, so here goes: Over at TechCrunch, Mozes (powered by ECS) got a nice writeup. There’s even more at MobileCrunch.   The Top Sites List uses the Alexa Web Information Service to report on top sites globally, and per-country.   Tic-Tap Web Search is new and cool. […]

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I’ll Take Potpourri for 300, Please

This is my 300th post to this blog, and I’ll celebrate by posting a veritable potpourri of interesting items. In a rare self-congratulatory note I will observe that we are the first entry on the Fortune 500 Business Blogging List. Priceheat is a one-click Amazon price-checker bookmarklet. Mark O’Neill talks about Security for REST Web […]

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Tracking Sales Rank Over Time

Here’s a handy article, Exploiting Amazon Web Services via PHP and SQLite. The author outlines the architecture of a simple application to track and then graph the Amazon sales rank of a set of Amazon products over time. For heavy duty usage tracking, we also offer the Amazon Historical Pricing Service, also known as AHP. […]

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