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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 Web Services Developer Chat in Second Life

Many years ago we used to hold weekly developer chats with the AWS community. These chats were fun and informative, even though we used a very limited text-based client. Now its time to try something new and more interactive! We will hold our first-ever Amazon Web Services Developer Chat in Second Life on Wednesday, May […]

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Goplan goes AWS

Goplan – An online collaboration and project management tool – is a full fledged Ruby on Rails Application that is based on Amazon EC2 for hosting and Amazon S3 for storage. It took me less than 1 minute to get started with the app. No ugly big forms to fill out nor answer any difficult […]

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Video Bandwidth Protector

Bill Myers wrote to tell me about his Video Bandwidth Protector for Amazon S3. As Bill says: I developed this program to make it easy to store and display videos and Camtasia movies at Amazon S3 storage, while at the same time, making it very difficult for others to steal bandwidth via unauthorized display of […]

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Junk I Want – Easy and Flexible Wishlist Embedding

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Tom Sprows recently wrote to tell me about his new tool JunkIWant. This tool simplifies the process of embedding an Amazon Wishlist in a blog page, a MySpace page, or even a regular web site. You have a choice of […]

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New Simple Queue Service Release

The Amazon SQS team recently released a new version of their service. Per the SQS release notes, the new features include: New function to get the approximate number of messages in a queue. Ability to change the visibility timeout of a message. Ability to delete a queue even if it is not empty. More flexibility […]

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Colorado Trip: Developers Wanted

Our Wiki experiment is now a standard scheduling tool! I am available for meetings in Colorado On June 25 and 26, and am willing to drive to almost any destination along the Front Range. I am happy to visit with companies, individual developers, bloggers, and other folks to talk about the Amazon Web Services. Please edit […]

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Are You In the Dallas Area?

I’m visiting Dallas next week to present to the Dallas ASP.NET Users Group on Tuesday, May 22. If you are interested in meeting with me, having me present to your users group, etc., please email me to set something up. Am open on Wednesday (all day) as well as Thursday morning. –Mike Culver

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