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Amazon Web Services: Building Blocks for True Internet Applications



This presentation discusses how Amazon's Web Services can help Web developers solve common but vexing problems, including scaling. The Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple DB are discussed in detail along with the Simple Queue, Simple Storage, and Flexible Payment Services. Each discussion covers basic concepts, example APIs, and brief introductions of case studies.


Jeff Barr is Senior Evangelist for Amazon Web Services. Prior to his five years at Amazon, Jeff held management or developer positions at Microsoft, KnowNow, Ebyz, and Akopia. He was co-founder of Visix Software and launched the news feed service He received his BA in Computer Science from American University.

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Apr 01, 2009