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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.

Amazon Messenger

The Amazon Messenger is a special ‘bot which allows you to chat your way through any of the Amazon catalogs using the MSN Messenger application. The program is now in beta testing and the beta test is limited to the first 1000 users. Sign up now if you are interested.

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Planet XMLHack

At Planet XMLHack, they say that angle brackets are a way of life. The Planet XMLHack blog aggregates content from a number of luminaries in the XML world, including Adam Bosworth, Edd Dumbill, and M. David Peterson.

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AWS Chats

We’ve been conducting regular chats with the AWS developer community since the very beginning, way back in 2002. The chats give us a great opportunity to discuss issues with our developers, to answer their questions, and to solve their problems in real time. We also try to have fun while we do this. Today’s chat […]

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AmazonBox now uses ECS4

AmazonBox has been recently upgraded to take advantage of Version 4 of ECS. AmazonBox lets a site owner place their Wishlist, a Listmania list or Marketplace Seller list on their website from either Amazon.com, .co.uk or .de. It is set up by using a form on the website, the appearance is configurable via CSS, and […]

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Join the AWS Team!

We have a number of positions open on the AWS team: Senior Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services, #03-009644 Software Development Engineer – Amazon Web Services , #04-010075 Programmer/Writer, Amazon Web Services, #04-10051 Technical Product/Program Manager, Amazon Web Services, #03-009979 Sr. Financial Analyst- Associates and Web Services, #04-12566 Each job description includes an “Apply Now” link. […]

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ECS 3 & 4 Issues Fixed

We fixed several issues with ECS 3.0 and 4.0 on Tuesday, November 23rd: Similarities should once again be available. Images that were not being returned correctly last week have been fixed. The major UTF-8 encoding issues that began occurring last Friday have been resolved. We’re still looking into a few problems, but the major ones […]

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ECS Bug Fixes

We just rolled out the latest ECS bits. This release fixes the following three problems: Image URLs broken Broken TransactionLookup for orders with child items Similarities broken for 3.0 and 4.0

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Instant Associates Store

GMP Services has released the Instant Associate Store; here is the full press release. Take a look at the Sample Store to see what this product can do, and take a look at the sample screen shots to see how it works. Features include: Very easy setup and maintenance (3 step process to install) Built-in […]

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Alexa Web Information Service — Sample Style Sheets

We have created some sample XSLT style sheets for the Alexa Web Information Service (AWIS). You are free to use these as-is or to copy them and modify them as needed to suit your own needs. Use client.alexa.com/awis/xsl/ExampleSearch.xsl to format the XML returned from a call to the AWIS Search function. Use client.alexa.com/awis/xsl/ExampleUrlInfo.xsl to format […]

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