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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.

Upcoming AWS Speaking Events

Its about time to put together another travel calendar. Here are some upcoming appearances by yours truly: On June 15th I will be speaking at the Burton Group’s Catalyst Convention in San Francisco. I will be discussing the Amazon Mechanical Turk. That same day I will make a quick appearance at an SF Tech Session […]

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Monday Mound of Multiple Mentions

Here are a couple of cool things that I’ve run across in the last couple of days: CrossAmazon is a Greasemonkey script that adds links to all of the Amazon international sites (Canada, Japan, Germany, France, and the UK) to pages served up from the US ( site. The Amazon S3 Plugin for Eclipse makes […]

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Amazon RSS Feed Generator

RSS feeds are a perfect way to keep track of data that changes on an irregular or infrequent basis. Instead of visiting the data source yourself as time permits, you can simply use RSS feeds to subscribe to an update stream from a site or from an application. The original use of RSS was to […]

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RightCart – Turn Any Blog or Web Page Into a Store

RightCart allows you to embed an ECS-powered storefront directly into any blog or web page. The site provides cut and paste HTML snippets for a shopping cart and for individual products, making it very easy for you to sell products based on, for example, blog entries. There’s also a full sales tracking system. Behind the […]

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Talis Library Mashup Contest

Talis is sponsoring a competion to encourage developers to create mashup applications using web services from Talis and from other vendors (hint: ECS would be ideal). Top prize is 1,000. To enter you simply create your application and then blog about it using a specific Technorati tag. There’s also a discussion board, and a separate […]

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Rankforest tracks and can graph the sales rank of Amazon products over time, with graphs available over all time, 90 days, 30 days, 7 days, or a single day. Many graphs are available for free; some others require a free account, and a final few require paid membership. There are also hourly and daily RSS […]

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Using AWS and XSLT to create JSON

It is always interesting to see how a developer’s background, experiences, and the contents of their “mental toolkit” come together in unique approaches to problem solving and creative thinking. Here’s an example of what I am talking about. Alan Taylor of has been building applications with AWS since the early days, starting out with […]

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Podcast Interview: Dominic DaSilva, Author of jSh3ll

The Swampcast has an interview (in podcast form) with Dominic DaSilva the developer of jSh3ll, a popular shell tool for Amazon S3. According to Dominic, “The talk covers the basics of Amazon S3, accessing it via jSh3ll, and a little code walkthrough of jSh3ll.” — Jeff; Modified 2/11/2021 – In an effort to ensure a […]

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