Impressions of Amazon Fire TV

April 6, 2014

So I decided to order the Amazon Fire TV, and it arrived yesterday. (Got to love Amazon Prime for shipping!). So this is my first impressions along with why I decided to get the Fire TV. A post shared by Anthony (@anthony_scotti) on Apr 5, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT Currently I have an Apple TV second generation, which only supports up to 720p resolution and is kind of dated at this point as far as hardware. ... Read more

Amazon Simple Workflow Services

July 29, 2012

I’ve been researching Amazon Simple Workflow Services. This is a product which is like Simple Queuing Services but on steroids. It allows you to develop complex workflows that you’re able to scale out each part of the workflow as you need. There are a number of used cases on their site, one that managed to catch my eye is NASA. They are using Amazon Simple Workflow to process images captured by the Mars Exploration Rovers. ... Read more

Amazon's SQS with SES

June 13, 2012

Keeping with learning more about Amazon Web Services, I wanted to build on the examples I did for SQS along with using Amazon Simple Email Service. The Simple Email Service is, as you could guess, for sending emails. It gives you sending features of a large Email Services Provider but with a low entry point. Just like lot of the other Amazon services, you pay for what you use without any contracts. ... Read more

Playing around with Amazon SNS in Ruby

November 10, 2011

For a upcoming Ruby project that I plan on working on I want to be able to send small messages to myself with information from a form that gets filled out. Amazon has just updated Simple Notification Service to be able to send SMS messages along with emails. This fits in perfectly with what I’m looking for. Looking on Amazon’s Github page for the aws-sdk gem I didn’t see any sample code for using SNS and googling I couldn’t find any right away. ... Read more

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