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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.

TalkCrunch: Introduction to Amazon S3

Mike Arrington interviewed Amazon’s Adam Selipsky (VP of Web Services) and Dave Barth (Product Manager) about Amazon S3 on the TalkCrunch podcast. The interview is currently represented in the site’s RSS feed, but it is not visible on the site itself. — Jeff;

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Watch This Next!

Watch This Next is a new Ajax-style, ECS-powered site. Using simple drag and drop gestures, you can categorize DVDs into those that you love, hate, or haven’t seen. Based on this information, the site makes recommendations to you. The sites can use the DVD catalogs from,, and . Update: Post greatly improved […]

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Look Out Europe, Here We Come!

I’m planning a trip to the Europe in May, and I’ll be bringing along a couple of my colleagues. I am already scheduled to speak at several conferences: IQPC SOA Conference, London. XTech 2006, Amsterdam. WWW 2006, Edinburgh. As part of this trip we are also planning to have some 1-on-1 meetings and dinners with […]

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S3 Roundup

There’s a lot going on with Amazon’s new S3 service; here’s a quick roundup of some of what I’ve seen in the last couple of days: Over at InfoWorld, Jon Udell proposes S3 as a piece of politically neutral architecture. Mitch Garnaat has created BitBucket, a set of Python scripts for S3 access. There’s even […]

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Mozes: Book info using SMS

I met the founder of Mozes at Mashup Camp earlier this year. They just rolled out the beta version of their new service. To use Mozes, you simply send (or “text” as my kids would say) an SMS message to 66937. The message must start with the word “book”, a space, and  then the 10-digit […]

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S3: a Tier 0 Web Service?

This interesting quote from Sam Newman over at Magpie Brain caught my eye: “Amazon S3 exists only for other services and applications.” Sam’s entire post is worth reading; I think he really captures the spirit behind  S3. — Jeff;

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Easy Access to Amazon Wishlists in RSS

Every Amazon wishlist now has an associated  RSS feed, as you can see in the picture at right. You can access the RSS via the standard orange button. The generated RSS makes use of Microsoft’s new Simple List Extensions.When used with an SLE-aware browser  or news reader, these extensions allow the wishlist items to be […]

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