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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 Developer Resource Center Content

Just a quick post to act as a heads up on two additions to the AWS Developer Resource Center. First, I recently interviewed Doug Kaye, who is CTO of GigaVox Media, about their experience with Amazon Simple Queue Service (aka Amazon SQS). The interview runs approximately 9 minutes, and offers some insight by Doug. I […]

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Amazon S3 – the new Aspirin

As more and more people now move their production apps on Amazon S3, we are getting emails from CEOs and CTOs about their success and how Amazon S3 helped them sleep better at night. Last week I blogged about live-blogging backed by Amazon S3 and their 2-hour-$10-scaling app. This week its Pictogame. As Louis Choquel, […]

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Amazon ECS Widgets

Couple of cool widgets available that enable you to earn Amazon Associate commisions. The first is the Amazon Browser Widget, which their website describes as “The Amazon Browser widget is a mini-Amazon browser that allows you to search for items at Amazon. As a user scrolls through the displayed items, it automatically loads additional items […]

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EC2 Best Practices

The Space Program Blog has some good EC2 Best Practices.  These include: automate everything, scale early, and keep your database as small as possible. Refer to the post for more details, and please feel free to add your own suggestions there as comments. — Jeff;

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Middlepost – Online Document Collaboration and Storage

Middlepost is an online document collaboration and storage tool powered by Amazon EC2, SQS, and S3. The site manages the entire creation, revision, and signing process for documents. During creation and revision, Middlepost tracks all of the changes and comments associated the document, supporting both internal and external collaborators. Each collaborator has a profile with […]

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Live Blogging Experiment Results –

I blogged about’s Live Blogging Experiment yesterday. They were trying to capture the live feeds from Steve Job’s Keynote at WWDC 2007 Event. For the past several years, any site which live-blogged the event would become hopelessly buried in traffic. They built a small admin tool that periodically encapsulates the content every minute or […]

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