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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.

Perl DBI Module for ECS

In the Perl community, DBI is a database abstraction layer (read more about DBI here and here). Using this layer, an application can access a number of different data sources using a single, common API. There’s even a DBI Tutorial. The newest member of the DBI family is DBD::Amazon.

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Boost application development with Amazon Web Services

IBM’s developerWorks is publishing a 3-part series on the use of AWS with Java, under the title  Boost application development with Amazon Web Services. Written by Eric Giguere, the tutorial is described as follows: This tutorial provides an overview of Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS exposes raw product information and key parts of Amazon.com technology […]

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Perl Interface to SQS and AWIS

Leon Brocard wrote a Perl interface to the Amazon Simple Queue service earlier this year. You can find Net::Amazon::SimpleQueue at any CPAN site. You can start with the README and then download and install the module. Leon also wrote a module for the Alexa Web Information Service, Net::Amazon::AWIS (and the README).

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WS-Alphabet Soup

As someone once said, the good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from! Developers building sophisticated applications around web services need to be familiar with many  standards. Right now, savvy developers need to know something about SOAP, HTTP, XML, and perhaps XSLT. As the clients and services become more mission […]

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XSLT Development Tools

Here are a couple of interesting tools to simplify XSLT development (courtesy of the Metaphorical mailing list): XSLT-Process – XSLT-process is a minor mode for GNU Emacs/XEmacs which transforms it into a powerful editor with XSLT processing and debugging capabilities. Alchemist XML IDE – This commercial product features an XPath expression evaluator, XPath generator, XSLT […]

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Connect Via Books

The new Connect Via Books site is a social networking tool built around common interests in any number of books. After registering at this site and entering in the list of books that you own, the site will let you search for other members with the same books, using your location and other options to […]

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MAB – Mozilla Amazon Browser

MAB is a Rich Web Application to search products on all 6 Amazon-branded sites (com, ca, co.uk, fr, co.jp), showing results in a handy interface, typical of desktop programs. MAB lets you search within one window without distracting you with plenty of images and texts not concerning what you are effectively looking for. MAB can […]

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Correlates.com – Compare Two Products

Correlates.com is a comprehensive shopping site that allows you to locate any two Amazon products and compare them side by side in the same window. That way you don’t have to keep switching between windows to see how the details of one product compare with the details of another.  The last 25 items you looked […]

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