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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.

CNET: From Web Page to Web Platform

In an article titled From Web page to Web platform, CNET talks about developments on the leading edge of the web services world, including mashups, Book Burro, and client-side scripting using GreaseMonkey. Modified 1/26/2021 – In an effort to ensure a great experience, expired links in this post have been updated or removed from the […]

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TicTap Konfabulator Widget

Konfabulator is a desktop host for small, special purpose JavaScripts that are known as Widgets. The cool folks over at TicTap have released a free Konfabulator Widget with support for searching Amazon.com with a single click, sending information to a mobile phone using SMS, and searching for songs and podcasts. To use this widget, first […]

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We’ve been Scobleized!

  Photo: Phil H. Webber/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Microsoft’s Robert Scoble paid a visit to the Amazon office in Seattle earlier this week. If you are coming to this blog as a result of Robert’s blog entry, thanks for coming, and welcome. Robert interviewed Jeff Barr and Steve Rabuchin of the Amazon Web Services Developer Relations team. […]

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DidUKnow – Amazon client for Series 60 phones

Developer John Kern has developed DidUKnow, an AWS-powered application for the Nokia Series 60 Phone. DidUKnow features searching, a tabbed interface, and and detailed information on each matching product. John has made the product available for free downloading at http://kerncomputing.blogspot.com.   Modified 08/10/2020 – In an effort to ensure a great experience, expired links in […]

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Web Services Education Gap

According to a recent article (“Lack of Skilled Devs Slows Web Services”) in Integration Developer News, a lack of skilled developers is hampering the adoption of web services in the enterprise. Development managers are having a hard time finding people who understand the various specifications and the ways to build the interfaces. Based on a […]

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