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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.

Perl DBI Module for ECS

In the Perl community, DBI is a database abstraction layer (read more about DBI here and here). Using this layer, an application can access a number of different data sources using a single, common API. There’s even a DBI Tutorial. The newest member of the DBI family is DBD::Amazon.

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Perl Interface to SQS and AWIS

Leon Brocard wrote a Perl interface to the Amazon Simple Queue service earlier this year. You can find Net::Amazon::SimpleQueue at any CPAN site. You can start with the README and then download and install the module. Leon also wrote a module for the Alexa Web Information Service, Net::Amazon::AWIS (and the README).

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XMLStarlet – Process XML at the Command Line

XMLStarlet is an open source command-line utility to format, transform, fix, and edit XML using a set of simple commands. Start by downloading the code (source or binary) here. Once configured and installed, XMLStarlet is available using the xml command, with options to list the current directory in XML, delete nodes that match an XPath […]

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WS-Alphabet Soup

As someone once said, the good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from! Developers building sophisticated applications around web services need to be familiar with many  standards. Right now, savvy developers need to know something about SOAP, HTTP, XML, and perhaps XSLT. As the clients and services become more mission […]

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Connect Via Books

The new Connect Via Books site is a social networking tool built around common interests in any number of books. After registering at this site and entering in the list of books that you own, the site will let you search for other members with the same books, using your location and other options to […]

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MAB – Mozilla Amazon Browser

MAB is a Rich Web Application to search products on all 6 Amazon-branded sites (com, ca, co.uk, fr, co.jp), showing results in a handy interface, typical of desktop programs. MAB lets you search within one window without distracting you with plenty of images and texts not concerning what you are effectively looking for. MAB can […]

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