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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 DevCon – Joel Spolsky

Introduced by Rick Dalzell, site translated into over 30 languages. Started in 1991 at Microsoft, started Fog Creek Software; wrote 2 books. Good quotes about refactoring and XML, bloatware (a mental health problem), Unicode. Talk about the news, Jay Leno style! No royalty in this country, use Jen & Brad instead. Read questions he gets […]

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Amazon DevCon – Speaker Index

For the next two days (January 19th and 20th, 2005), is hosting a number of well-known technologists and luminaries at a private event for our software development team. We (the Amazon Web Services Developer Relations Team) have special permission to blog each of these speakers in near-real-time, so watch this space throughout the conference […]

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AWS Zone C# Code Generator

The AWS Zone now includes a code generator! The generated code provides a complete, ready-to-compile example of how to make a call to ECS. The generator now supports C#; other languages will be added in the future. Here’s all you have to do to generate some code for the ECS 4.0 ItemSearch operation: Visit the […]

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Security for Flash Applications

From time to time we get email from developers asking us to install the files needed to allow Flash applications to make use of ECS. The file in question has actually been in place for some time and Flash applications should not have any problems making calls to ECS. For, the file can be […]

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AWS Newsletter #10

The following newsletter was sent to the entire AWS developer community today (sections that were specific to an emailed newsletter have been removed). Most of the information in the newsletters has already been posted to this blog. Amazon Web Services Newsletter #10 – January 13, 2005 Welcome to the latest edition of the Amazon Web […]

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Developer Conference at Amazon

A number of well-known technologists and software developers will be coming to Amazon Headquarters Seattle this week to take part in a conference for the software development community within Amazon. While we don’t have the facilities to accommodate anyone from outside of Amazon, we do want to give you the highlights of their talks. Therefore, […]

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ImageTracker Tool

JAMM Consulting has released ImageTracker, a tool for Amazon merchants. The tool detects missing images in ECS-powered sites and provides for immediate notification. Other features include: Checks browse and detail images Lists products by ASIN and description for easy identification Daily status reports Easy signup Automatic updates when the merchant changes products,  no need for […]

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ECS 3.0 OfferingType Issue

This message summarizes a problem that some ECS 3.0 users encountered during the last 4 days and the steps that may need to be taken to ensure that developer applications are running as intended. As a result of some internal changes made by AWS on January 6th, ECS 3.0 began returning undocumented values for the […]

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Interview with Jeff Bezos

Wired magazine just published an interview with Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Learn about why we don’t advertise, why search inside the book helps us to sell more books (rather than less, as many predicted), how we create demand for an ever-widening collection of products, and the role of physical stores and coffee shops […]

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