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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.

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I’m just about to head downstairs to give my talk to the IEEE International Conference on Web Services, so this will be a really short entry. First,  Mamoon’s SOA  Testing Blog reports on his use of Amazon EC2. This entire entry is worth reading, but here are a few tidbits: “I love the fact that […]

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Finding AWS Code Samples

If you are trying to use AWS and need a code snippet or two, I’ve got a couple of suggestions for you. First, check out our Resource Center. There’s a Code Samples section for each of our services. Some services (e.g. Amazon S3) have several pages of useful samples. Second, check out the code […]

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Pre-Weekend Link Frenzy

My wife’s out of town and the kids are at a high school football game, so I’ll just blog a few things before stepping away from the keyboard for a bit: Amazon S3 storage tool now offers a choice of payment models, simple (pay them) and advanced (pay Amazon). E41ST is a unique Flash-based […]

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Texsy – Relevant Popup Ads Drawn From Three Sources

John over at Texsy sent me some information about his new advertising system. Texsy analyzes the page and inserts advertising links which popup on a mouse-over. The ads use content drawn from Amazon,, and eBay and include the appropriate associate or affiliate links from the content / product supplier. 20% of the links will […]

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Jnana – Build Your Own Expert-Powered Amazon Store in Second Life

Over the last couple of months I have been corresponding with Fred Parnon, CEO of Jnana. Fred’s company has built a software platform targeted at domain experts who don’t happen to be software developers. Using this platform, domain experts can built sophisticated rule-based systems to make “intelligent” decisions, check large data sets against complex sets […]

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Werewolves of London

I’m 2/3rds of the way through a trip that will take me to three cities in the UK and then on to Boston before returning home. Late last week I gave the keynote at the d.Construct conference in Brighton, and received quite a bit of nice blog coverage: Suw Charman was happy that I was […]

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