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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.

Calillona Browser for Amazon

TrufSoft has released version 2.0 of Calillona, an application that allows users of Mac OS X to surf Amazon’s catalog from within a desktop application. We’ll let the press release speak for itself: Based on their previous Web services experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), TrufSoft initially developed a plugin for Apple’s Sherlock. Calillona 1.x […]

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Blender — Amazon Ads in an RSS Feed

The clever guys over at ThinkTank23 have rolled out the newest release of their Blender product, available at Blender analyses a “raw” RSS feed and returns a new feed with Amazon content inside. The Amazon Associates program is used to allow the feed owner to earn revenue from this content.  Blender implements an  80/20 […]

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Amazon Messenger

The Amazon Messenger is a special ‘bot which allows you to chat your way through any of the Amazon catalogs using the MSN Messenger application. The program is now in beta testing and the beta test is limited to the first 1000 users. Sign up now if you are interested.

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Planet XMLHack

At Planet XMLHack, they say that angle brackets are a way of life. The Planet XMLHack blog aggregates content from a number of luminaries in the XML world, including Adam Bosworth, Edd Dumbill, and M. David Peterson. Modified 2/11/2021 – In an effort to ensure a great experience, expired links in this post have been […]

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AWS Chats

We’ve been conducting regular chats with the AWS developer community since the very beginning, way back in 2002. The chats give us a great opportunity to discuss issues with our developers, to answer their questions, and to solve their problems in real time. We also try to have fun while we do this. Today’s chat […]

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AmazonBox now uses ECS4

AmazonBox has been recently upgraded to take advantage of Version 4 of ECS. AmazonBox lets a site owner place their Wishlist, a Listmania list or Marketplace Seller list on their website from either, or .de. It is set up by using a form on the website, the appearance is configurable via CSS, and […]

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Join the AWS Team!

We have a number of positions open on the AWS team: Senior Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services, #03-009644 Software Development Engineer – Amazon Web Services , #04-010075 Programmer/Writer, Amazon Web Services, #04-10051 Technical Product/Program Manager, Amazon Web Services, #03-009979 Sr. Financial Analyst- Associates and Web Services, #04-12566 Each job description includes an “Apply Now” link. […]

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ECS 3 & 4 Issues Fixed

We fixed several issues with ECS 3.0 and 4.0 on Tuesday, November 23rd: Similarities should once again be available. Images that were not being returned correctly last week have been fixed. The major UTF-8 encoding issues that began occurring last Friday have been resolved. We’re still looking into a few problems, but the major ones […]

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