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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.

Lendmonkey Media Trade Community

Today finds me in Chicago at the first-ever Ruby on Rails conference. Among a number of interesting sessions today, the most interesting one consisted of 5-minute “lightning” demos. Each developer had just 5 minutes to get up on stage, present his application, and answer questions. Bryan Wood showed off Bryan explained to the crowd […]

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Interarchy File Transfer for the Macintosh

Version 8.1 of the Interarchy File Transfer application for the Macintosh now allows files to be transferred in and out of Amazon S3. I’m definitely not up to date on happenings in the Mac world (the last one that I used had a main memory size measured in kilobytes), but this application looks really good […]

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AWS Solutions Catalog

The AWS Solutions Catalog is the place to go to find AWS-based solutions of all shapes and sizes. The catalog is organized both by audience — with sections for Amazon Associates, Developers, Businesses, Amazon Sellers, and Consumers — and by service, with one section for each of the eight Amazon Web Services. Each section has […]

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Mechanical Turk for Metadata Collection

There are some fascinating posts over at the ESV blog. ESV refers to the English Standard Version of the Bible. In order to increase the accuracy of their database of Biblical quotations, they used the Amazon Mechanical Turk. The HIT was relatively simple, and asked the Worker to identify the name of the person who […]

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New Amazon S3 Features

An upgrade to the Amazon S3 API was released earlier today. The new features include: Virtual Hosting – S3 now respects the HTTP Host header, mapping buckets to a subdomain of More information can be found here. Hierarchical Listing of Keys – It is now possible to group the listing of a buckets keys […]

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Amazon S3 Webinar – June 14th

On Wednesday, June 14th, Amazon’s Dave Barth will be conducting a webinar for users of Amazon’s S3 service. The webinar will start at high noon PDT and will run for one hour. There will be an online presentation and ample time for questions and answers. Details on how to attend the webinar can be found […]

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