AWS News Blog

Speaking Engagements for Q1 of 2006

Here are some of the speaking engagements on the AWS Developer Relations calendar for the first quarter of 2006: January 25th – IDC Service-Oriented Architecture Forum, New York January 25th – New York Java Special Interest Group, New York February 7th – Evans Data Developer Relations Conference, San Francisco February 10th – Technology in Business […]

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Links for Dot Net Users Talk Attendees

Last night I opened up my 2006 speaking season with a talk to the Dot Net Users group in Redmond. It had been over a month since I had last spoken in public, and it was fun to get warmed up and in front of a group again. In a whirlwind 90 minute talk, I […]

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SMarkets – Buy Stock in Amazon Products

This is cool, and a little bit different! Smarkets.net allows registered users to buy, sell, and sell short imaginary shares of Amazon products. The share price is based on the product’s current sales rank. As the product’s rank climbs closer to the top (#1), the price also rises. It is possible to bet on a […]

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Updated Mechanical Turk Documentation

We updated the Mechanical Turk documentation over the holidays. The new version includes information on two new functions: The GetQualificationScore operation returns the value of a user’s Qualification for a given Qualification type. The UpdateQualificationScore operation changes the value of a Qualification previously granted to a user. We also clarified some of the information about […]

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iTunes Community Server Mashup

Dave Burke has used Amazon’s ECS service to produce a clickable list of the albums and tunes that he listens to most frequently. Read all about his iTunes Community Server Mashup Mod. Dave is also working to add additional details and cover art, as you can see in the picture to the right.

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.Net Code Sample: Sign an AWS Request

The good folks over at the .Net Adventures blog have posted some .Net sample code to illustrate the process of signing an AWS request. This code should make it just a little bit easier for .Net developers to create the next great Mechanical Turk or Historical Pricing application. Update: There’s also an Active X control […]

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