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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.

Using ECS with PHP5 and the PEAR SOAP Class

PEAR is a set of classes that simplify the process of writing PHP code by providing robust, high-level abstractions. The current version of PHP contains a SOAP class which fits this model quite well. Instead of having to deal with many of the gory details intrinsic to making SOAP calls and to handling results, you […]

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Cardbox Database – Now with Amazon S3 Access

The Cardbox flat-file user-oriented database tool now works with Amazon S3. Available in Home, Professional, and Client editions, Cardbox lets users design their own databases without the assistance of a DBA (database administrator). Databases can hold text, images, and binary data; indexing and sorting is automatically handled “under the covers.” According to the announcement post […]

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Top City Books – Three Way Mashup

I am attending Mashup University today, but it is only a coincidence that today’s cool site is itself a mashup! Top City Books combines ECS data, Google Maps, and Yahoo Geocoding to display the top books sold in cities around the world. Geocoding refers to the process of turning a full or partial street address […]

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Openfount Queued Server

The Openfount Queued Server looks really interesting. It took me a little while to understand the architecture, but this was time well spent. Basically, this technology interposes a set of processing queues between a web client and a backend server. The queues are apparently implemented using our S3 and SQS services. The client never talks […]

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Case Studies

We’ve prepared a number case studies which describe how our developers create businesses around the Amazon Web Services. Here’s a list of what we have so far: Action Engine GMP Services Inside C Monsoon Net Applications AdBrite Enjoy! — Jeff;

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Calling London…

Late next month I will be heading over to London to present a session at the XML Summer School on the 27th of July. Details are not yet final, but I will be doing some sort of presentation for Associates and Marketplace Sellers at the office in Slough as well. Stay tuned to this […]

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Lots of Goodies

I’ve got a few cool things to share today: The AWS Web Shop sends a Love Message To Amazon Web Services – “Ive never met an API like you. What caught my attention is that you were just exposing yourself everywhere.“ Speaking of love letters, the Pure Web Dev blog says “I’m still surprised by […]

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Lendmonkey Media Trade Community

Today finds me in Chicago at the first-ever Ruby on Rails conference. Among a number of interesting sessions today, the most interesting one consisted of 5-minute “lightning” demos. Each developer had just 5 minutes to get up on stage, present his application, and answer questions. Bryan Wood showed off Bryan explained to the crowd […]

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Interarchy File Transfer for the Macintosh

Version 8.1 of the Interarchy File Transfer application for the Macintosh now allows files to be transferred in and out of Amazon S3. I’m definitely not up to date on happenings in the Mac world (the last one that I used had a main memory size measured in kilobytes), but this application looks really good […]

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