AWS News Blog

New Simple Queue Service Release

The Amazon SQS team recently released a new version of their service. Per the SQS release notes, the new features include: New function to get the approximate number of messages in a queue. Ability to change the visibility timeout of a message. Ability to delete a queue even if it is not empty. More flexibility […]

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Colorado Trip: Developers Wanted

Our Wiki experiment is now a standard scheduling tool! I am available for meetings in Colorado On June 25 and 26, and am willing to drive to almost any destination along the Front Range. If you would like to schedule some time, simply edit the Wiki page at http://s3.amazonaws.com/s3wiki/wiki/MikeCulverDenverJune2007. I am happy to visit with […]

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Are You In the Dallas Area?

I’m visiting Dallas next week to present to the Dallas ASP.NET Users Group on Tuesday, May 22. If you are interested in meeting with me, having me present to your users group, etc., please email me to set something up. Am open on Wednesday (all day) as well as Thursday morning. –Mike Culver

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An Interesting Newsletter Article

A month or so ago, I attended a SOA Conference and Business Process Management Conference (there were multiple conferences in one venue), put on by the BrainStorm Group in Chicago. Lots of serious enterprise architect types attended the conference, where they were able to share their experience and learnings with others, as well as hear […]

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SQS: Super Queue Service

There were some questions/concerns regarding the Amazon’s Simple Queue Service: What can it be used for? What has it been designed for? What types of applications can use this type of service ? and so forth. Thomas Howe wrote an excellent post about Amazon SQS. His innovative application idea triggered me to write this post. […]

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Meeting for Amazon Associates in Munich

On Monday, May 14th I will be at Amazon’s Munich office for meetings with developers, bloggers, and the press. At 2 PM that day I will be conducting a special meeting for Amazon Associates that would like to learn more about the Amazon Web Services. The presentation will include the following elements: AWS overview, with […]

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Search Engine Packed as an AMI?

It never hurts to try to wish a product into existence… I received an email from an EC2 user asking me about search tools. This user runs a high traffic site on an array of EC2 instances, and is in need of a search solution. He knew that he could buy a search appliance, but […]

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Friday Links

‘ve been on the road a lot this past month, including trips to Orlando, Barcelona, London, and Las Vegas. Duringf that time I’ve met a lot of interesting people and have accumulated a whole bunch of relevant links: eWeek just published a new article, Enomalism Helps Manage Virtual Machines. Read all about their viewpoint on […]

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Who’s using Ruby on Rails?

If you are an Amazon EC2 or Amazon S3 aficionado and are using Ruby on Rails, we would like to hear from you. Particularly we are interested to know how you are using Ruby on Rails, your architecture, your EC2 network topology setup, your S3 hacks. Anything that can help the newcomers to ramp up […]

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