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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 – Rael Dornfest

Introduced by Werner Vogels, Amazon’s CTO. Rael is a serious blogger, he wrote Bloxsom, his own blogging software. Subject is remix: beyond rip, mix, burn. Idea is to look at a trend, see what citizen engineers are doing with their stuff — taking apart boxes, throwing out warranties, etc. Hacking cars — hope it is […]

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Amazon DevCon – Eric Neustadter

Halo 2 is the next step in Bill Gate’s goal to put Microsoft software in your living room. So far, so good. Eric Neustadter is here at Amazon to talk about the success of Halo 2 and how Halo 2 was made. By the way, Microsoft and Bungie racked up $125 million in sales […]

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Amazon DevCon – James Gosling

The title of this session’s description is, “Gosling, the Father of Java.” What a title! Imagine going to a party and introducing yourself like this: “Hi, I’m James Gosling, the father of Java.” I suppose that would work better as some parties than others, like maybe a LAN party, but I digress. (I should point […]

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Amazon DevCon – George Dyson – Another Viewpoint

George opened up his speech with this statement: “I’m interested in how thing begin…what was the first computer?” Anyone? It was at the University of Princeton, per Dyson. You got to love the cathode-ray tube era of computer technology. John Von Neumann wrote the “Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata”. Even before that, Thomas Hobbes wrote about […]

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Amazon DevCon – George Dyson

Introduced by Larry Tesler. Interested in beginnings of things, computing has a very clear beginning. Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, John von Neumann. Deserves a lot, but not all, of the credit. Picture, canisters, memory tubes. 32×32 matrix, 1024 bits, actually pixels. Dots on a CRT screen. von Neumann, theory of self-reproducing Automata. Thomas […]

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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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