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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.

Behind the Scenes at Microsoft, A9, and Amazon

Microsoft’s IE blog is reporting on the behind the scenes efforts which lead up to the recent announcement that IE7 will support A9.com’s OpenSearch interface. You can read even more about this on the A9 blog. While this is not directly related to AWS, it is a perfect example of how open standards (e.g. XML […]

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SMS is SMileS Better

Recently I spent sometime talking with Amir of Txtfo, for those of you who dont know who or what Txtfo are, there are a company with a great idea; namely to allow you to use SMS technology available on all mobile phones to get information from Amazon. This information can be anything thats supported by […]

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Getting Top Sellers for a Browse Node

The most recent release of ECS adds a very powerful new feature — the ability to retrieve the best selling items associated with a particular browse node. Here is a sample call: http://xml.amazon.com/onca/xml?Service=AWSECommerceService&Version=2005-07-26&Operation=BrowseNodeLookup&SubscriptionId=[YOUR_SUBSCRIPTION_ID]&BrowseNodeId=1000&ResponseGroup=TopSellers You will need to insert your Subscription ID into this URL in order to see the results.

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Amazon Helps with Red Cross Disaster Relief

Update (October 2017) – The original link in this post is no longer functional. Please visit the newer Amazon Disaster Relief page to see how you can make donations that will be matched by Amazon. In order to alleviate some of the strain on the Red Cross web site, Amazon is hosting the American Red […]

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AWS on the Road – September and October 2005

Note: Date of Utah PHP User’s Group changed to 29th. Amazon’s Web Services Evangelists will be attending and speaking at a number of conferences, user groups, and trade shows in the upcoming months. Here’s what we have on the calendar for September and October. If you are in the area and can attend one of […]

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AWS and the REST of the Web

Welcome to the inaugural UK AWS blog post, In todays post I thought I would talk about the internet, where we think we are going, and how Amazon web services fit in. As ever (with these thoughts), feel free to link to them in your own blogs. The internet is a kaleidoscope of ideas, it […]

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