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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 S3 to Store Media Files

Adrian Holovaty is now using Amazon’s S3 to store files for his Chicago Crime site. In his recent blog post, “How I’m using Amazon’s S3 to store media files“, he describes the entire process of moving his files over. Adrian notes that it took him less than one hour to move his files over and […]

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The Lego Era

In an article in today’s New York Times, writer John Markoff says “The Internet is entering its Lego era.” John talks about the rise in componentized software, the rapid pace of development, and the all-important fact that a lot of the innovation is now taking place in small companies and by small, distributed groups of […]

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A Few Cool Things

Here are a few cool things that I’ve seen recently: Amazon Product Viewer Storage3 – PHP 5 Class for S3 Access Amazon Catalog Tree MySic Shopping Advisor Create Your Own Amazon Store — Jeff;

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Firefox + S3: Some Ideas for Developers

I’m a long-time Firefox fan and user, and I love to see how developers express their creativity by making interesting and useful extensions. Last week I read the new (and free) Firefox Facts ebook and discovered some cool extensions that I hadn’t previously known about. As I read the book, I realized that several of […]

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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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