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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.

Remix the Real and the Virtual

Rael Dornfest talks about Amazon and A9 in his article Amazon and A9 re-remix the virtual and physical Rael has some fascinating ideas, including this one: Here’s a quick recipe for Amazon Errands: Hook A9 Yellow Pages into the Amazon Marketplace, bringing those thousands of individuals and companies selling virtually through Amazon with their myriad […]

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Russell Miles — Aspect-Oriented Programming

Today at Amazon we have Russell Miles, author of the AspectJ Cookbook. Russ is the latest speaker in our Friday Learning Series, an internal continuing education program for our developers. Russ will talk about why we should be doing Aspect-Oriented programming. Agenda: What is AOSD and why is it important? Key features of AOSD Advanced […]

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ECS for France and Canada

As reported in CNET, we have released ECS (both 3.0 and 4.0) for France (locale ‘fr’) and for Canada (locale ‘ca’). With this release we now support all 6 Amazon-branded sites! The online documentation and the PDF have been updated. We also made changes to the ECS 4.0 WSDL in order to provide a better […]

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Amazon DevCon – Guido van Rossum – Another View

Guido van Rossum, creator of the Python programming language;, started with a short Q&A session before his real talk began. Asked about the Parrot project, Guido thought that it was “a long way from being useful,” and said he didn’t “know if they’ll be able to fulfill their promise of running Python as well as […]

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Amazon DevCon – Guido van Rossum

Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python. Guido started by saying, “This is my favorite talk for  technical audience. I used to always talk about What’s new in 1.0? What’s new in 2.0? They were too much like laundry lists. I think it’s more interesting to talk in detail about one or two interesting […]

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Amazon DevCon – Gavin King

Gavin King leads the Hibernate project at JBoss. Gavin said he planned to talk about EJB 3.0. It’s conceptually similar to what has been in Hibernate 1.0 and 2.0 for quite a while. Gavin told us that he would segue from EJB 3.0 into talking about Hibernate 3.0. EJB 3.0 Motivation for EJB 3.0: Simplified […]

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Amazon DevCon – Chris Hofmann

The presenter is Chris Hofmann, The title of Chris’ talk is “Amazon Involvement with Mozilla and Open Source Projects.” A few Amazon employees are already involved with Open Source and all of the conference attendees use Open Source software. (Apparently, FireFox has a 90% market share, well, at least in the conference room.) Everyone’s use […]

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Amazon DevCon – Bjorn Freeman-Benson

Introduction to Eclipse, Bjorn Freeman-Benson of Predictable Software. Member of the Eclipse board, and a Committer Representative. Project has lots of users, some contributors, and a few who can make commits to the source code repository. He worked at OTI (Object Technology International) putting together Eclipse, has written plug-ins, but has a different perspective because […]

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Amazon DevCon – Brian Aker

Brian Aker is the Director of Architecture at MySQL. Brian was invited to speak at Amazon DevCon and told that he could talk about anything. Brian chose Writing Storage Engines, because his favorite thing to talk aobut is the guts of MySQL and the storage engine. Brian is the author of lots of stuff. See […]

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Amazon DevCon – Margo Seltzer – Another View

New Amazon CTO Werner Wogels, who called himself as a “recovering academic, introducedMargo Seltzer from Sleepycat software and lauded Berkeley DB for its model ofsimplicity. “Try to do less, but better,” he told us, rather than trying to do everything, but poorly. Margo went on to describe what it means for Berkeley DB to be […]

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