AWS News Blog

Quick Links

I’m just about to head downstairs to give my talk to the IEEE International Conference on Web Services, so this will be a really short entry. First,  Mamoon’s SOA  Testing Blog reports on his use of Amazon EC2. This entire entry is worth reading, but here are a few tidbits: “I love the fact that […]

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Finding AWS Code Samples

If you are trying to use AWS and need a code snippet or two, I’ve got a couple of suggestions for you. First, check out our Resource Center. There’s a Code Samples section for each of our services. Some services (e.g. Amazon S3) have several pages of useful samples. Second, check out the Krugle.com code […]

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Pre-Weekend Link Frenzy

My wife’s out of town and the kids are at a high school football game, so I’ll just blog a few things before stepping away from the keyboard for a bit: Amazon S3 storage tool filicio.us now offers a choice of payment models, simple (pay them) and advanced (pay Amazon). E41ST is a unique Flash-based […]

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Texsy – Relevant Popup Ads Drawn From Three Sources

John over at Texsy sent me some information about his new advertising system. Texsy analyzes the page and inserts advertising links which popup on a mouse-over. The ads use content drawn from Amazon, Shopping.com, and eBay and include the appropriate associate or affiliate links from the content / product supplier. 20% of the links will […]

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Jnana – Build Your Own Expert-Powered Amazon Store in Second Life

Over the last couple of months I have been corresponding with Fred Parnon, CEO of Jnana. Fred’s company has built a software platform targeted at domain experts who don’t happen to be software developers. Using this platform, domain experts can built sophisticated rule-based systems to make “intelligent” decisions, check large data sets against complex sets […]

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Werewolves of London

I’m 2/3rds of the way through a trip that will take me to three cities in the UK and then on to Boston before returning home. Late last week I gave the keynote at the d.Construct conference in Brighton, and received quite a bit of nice blog coverage: Suw Charman was happy that I was […]

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Building a Telco For 15 Cents Per Hour

Fixed costs are the enemy of any business. Money that must be invested up front to pay for land, buildings, furniture, machine tools, and computers all constitute fixed costs. Regardless of the amount of income that’s coming in, interest must be paid on the capital expended on fixed costs. In a post titled “Amazon S3… […]

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Grid Tools

There’s a handy (and timely) editorial in Dr. Dobb’s today. In A Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid…, Jon Erickson reviews the history of grid computing and also links to some tools and programming models to exploit the grid. I expect to see many of these tools and models running on Amazon EC2 before […]

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