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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.

New AWS Toolkit for Eclipse

We want to make the process of building, testing, and deploying applications on Amazon EC2 as simple and efficient as possible. Modern web applications typically run in clustered environments comprised of one or more servers. Unfortunately, setting up a cluster can involve locating, connecting, configuring and maintaining a significant amount of hardware. Once this has […]

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Amazon SimpleDB Batch Put, More Attributes Per Domain

We’ve just released an important new feature for Amazon SimpleDB. The new BatchPutAttributes function allows you to create or update up to 25 SimpleDB items at a time, in transactional fashion. This new call is more efficient than a series of individual PutAttribute calls since one call incurs far less connection latency than a series […]

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Announcing Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances

Earlier in my career, I thought that innovation was solely about technology. If you wanted to address a new market or to increase sales, writing more code was always a good option. Having gained some wisdom and experience over the years, I’ve finally figured out the obvious — that innovation can also take the form […]

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Links for March 9th

.hr20090309 { color: orange; background-color: orange; height: 4px; border: 0; } Catching up on a variety of interesting topics today. Some of these have been lingering in my inbox for quite a while — others are hot off the wire. In every case though, the result of innovation continues to amaze and impress! Today I […]

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JumpBox Rapid Trials on EC2

Late last year I blogged about JumpBox . I talked about how their lineup of public EC2 AMIs really streamlined the process of getting started with a number of powerful open source applications. Earlier this week, Sean and Kimbro of JumpBox told me about their newest development, the JumpBox Rapid Trial. Powered by EC2, the […]

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Success stories from Europe and Asia

Hello again, readers, this is Simone Brunozzi, technology evangelist for AWS in Europe! As you know, my job implies lots of travel.  It’s a great chance to meet with AWS enthusiasts and customers.  Along the way, I’ve come across some great success stories. Industria , Iceland Industria’s mission is to improve the TV viewing experience […]

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