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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 Simple Queue Service Released

A few paragraphs into yesterday’s press release was an important note about the Amazon Simple Queue Service, or SQS. SQS is now in production. The production release allows you to have an unlimited number of queues per account, with an unlimited number of items in each queue. Each item can be up to 256KB in […]

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Amazon S3 Shoots, Scores, Soars

Developers have been pouring data into Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) at a prodigious rate. In fact, there are now over 800 million discrete objects stored in S3. Earlier today we announced some of our successes in a press release. Some of the highlights include: The aforementioned 800 million stored objects. Argentinian newspaper La Nacion […]

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Using ECS with PHP5 and the PEAR SOAP Class

PEAR is a set of classes that simplify the process of writing PHP code by providing robust, high-level abstractions. The current version of PHP contains a SOAP class which fits this model quite well. Instead of having to deal with many of the gory details intrinsic to making SOAP calls and to handling results, you […]

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Cardbox Database – Now with Amazon S3 Access

The Cardbox flat-file user-oriented database tool now works with Amazon S3. Available in Home, Professional, and Client editions, Cardbox lets users design their own databases without the assistance of a DBA (database administrator). Databases can hold text, images, and binary data; indexing and sorting is automatically handled “under the covers.” According to the announcement post […]

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Top City Books – Three Way Mashup

I am attending Mashup University today, but it is only a coincidence that today’s cool site is itself a mashup! Top City Books combines ECS data, Google Maps, and Yahoo Geocoding to display the top books sold in cities around the world. Geocoding refers to the process of turning a full or partial street address […]

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Openfount Queued Server

The Openfount Queued Server looks really interesting. It took me a little while to understand the architecture, but this was time well spent. Basically, this technology interposes a set of processing queues between a web client and a backend server. The queues are apparently implemented using our S3 and SQS services. The client never talks […]

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Calling London…

Late next month I will be heading over to London to present a session at the XML Summer School on the 27th of July. Details are not yet final, but I will be doing some sort of presentation for Associates and Marketplace Sellers at the office in Slough as well. Stay tuned to this […]

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Lots of Goodies

I’ve got a few cool things to share today: The AWS Web Shop sends a Love Message To Amazon Web Services – “Ive never met an API like you. What caught my attention is that you were just exposing yourself everywhere.“ Speaking of love letters, the Pure Web Dev blog says “I’m still surprised by […]

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