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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.

TicTap Konfabulator Widget

Konfabulator is a desktop host for small, special purpose JavaScripts that are known as Widgets. The cool folks over at TicTap have released a free Konfabulator Widget with support for searching with a single click, sending information to a mobile phone using SMS, and searching for songs and podcasts. To use this widget, first […]

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We’ve been Scobleized!

Photo: Phil H. Webber/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Microsoft’s Robert Scoble paid a visit to the Amazon office in Seattle earlier this week. If you are coming to this blog as a result of Robert’s blog entry, thanks for coming, and welcome. Robert interviewed Jeff Barr and Steve Rabuchin of the Amazon Web Services Developer Relations team. We […]

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DidUKnow – Amazon client for Series 60 phones

Developer John Kern has developed DidUKnow, an AWS-powered application for the Nokia Series 60 Phone. DidUKnow features searching, a tabbed interface, and and detailed information on each matching product. John has made the product available for free downloading at .

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Amazon Web Services Sample Netbeans App

A new article (“Running the Amazon Web Services Sample Application in Netbeans“) starts out with a complete set of step-by-step directions for installing the proper “moving parts” needed to run Java applications and the NetBeans integrated development environment. After the prerequisites are out of the way, the article then shows how to create a NetBeans […]

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Web Services Education Gap

According to a recent article (“Lack of Skilled Devs Slows Web Services“) in Integration Developer News, a lack of skilled developers is hampering the adoption of web services in the enterprise. Development managers are having a hard time finding people who understand the various specifications and the ways to build the interfaces. Based on a […]

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TitleZ – Book Trends for Publishers

TitleZ retrieves current and historic sales rank data for Amazon book titles, displaying trends in graphic and numeric form for each analysis and decision making. The product is targeted at publishers, acquisition editors, agents, marketers, and authors; it can be used to make competitive buying, selling, and publishing decisions. Learn more about how it appeals […]

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Mix, Match, and Mutate

The newest issue of Business Week includes an article called Mix, Match, and Mutate. As the author says, “hordes of volunteer programmers are taking it upon themselves to combine and remix the data and services of unrelated, even competing sites.” In the AWS world we’ve already seen this happen with cool applications such as  Book […]

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