AWS News Blog

Category: Announcements

New Amazon S3 Features

An upgrade to the Amazon S3 API was released earlier today. The new features include: Virtual Hosting – S3 now respects the HTTP Host header, mapping buckets to a subdomain of s3.amazonaws.com. More information can be found here. Hierarchical Listing of Keys – It is now possible to group the listing of a buckets keys […]

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Amazon S3 Webinar – June 14th

On Wednesday, June 14th, Amazon’s Dave Barth will be conducting a webinar for users of Amazon’s S3 service. The webinar will start at high noon PDT and will run for one hour. There will be an online presentation and ample time for questions and answers. Details on how to attend the webinar can be found […]

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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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Contest Winner Video

A few weeks ago I spent a pleasant hour in Robert Scoble’s office. Robert trained his camera on me and I talked about the winners of the development contest that was sponsored jointly by Amazon and Microsoft. You can watch results on Channel 9, at Jeff Barr Amazon Web Services Contest Winners. Congratulations once again […]

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AWS Blog Updates Via Email

Looking at the readership stats for this blog, about 2/3 of the readers come to the site to read the blog, and the other 1/3 read the blog using an RSS reader of some sort. Reading via RSS is a great way to stay up to date with this blog (and with hundreds of others), […]

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Amazon S3

Earlier today we rolled out Amazon S3, our reliable, highly scalable, low-latency data storage service. Using SOAP and REST interfaces, developers can easily store any number of blocks of data in S3. Each block can be up to 5 GB in length, and is associated with a user-defined key and additional key/value metadata pairs. Further, […]

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AWS Developer Connection Launched

We’ve just rolled out the new AWS Developer Connection, featuring lots and lots of developer-oriented information including code samples, technical documentation, and release notes, all organized on a per-service basis. The new online community environment is browsable and searchable, so you can easily find what you are looking for. — Jeff;

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Updates to the Mechanical Turk API

We’ve just rolled out some enhancements to the Mechanical Turk API; the new API version is 2006-01-16. New features include the use of HIT Types to simplify the process of creating new HITs, better handling of reviewable HITs, the ability to update a Qualification test, and additional information provided to the Requester as part of […]

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