Raymond is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. He focuses on document services, JavaScript, and enterprise cat demos.

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A Quick First Look at Amazon Bedrock (with Node.js)

My regular readers (hello, yall rock!) know I've been playing with generative AI the past few months. I'm still a bit skeptical about the amount of hype involved around the space, but I'm slowly getting more excited as I see some of the interesting possibilities available with these tools. Most of my recent exploration has been on the Google Gemini side, but after hearing my buddy Todd Sharp talk about Amazon Bedrock on his stream yesterday, I figured it was time to check it out. (FYI, you should absolutely check out his weekly Twitch show on the AWS Twitch channel called "Streaming on Streaming" - Wednesdays at 3PM CST.)

All Your Dragons Are Belong To Us

Forgive the somewhat silly title, but it's not like I haven't been silly here before. Almost four years ago I wrote a little post about a random text-generated app called the "Queen Maker": Let's Make Everyone a Queen!. The idea for that app (which lives on at queenof.netlify.app) was to use a random text library called Tracery to generate random short "queen-based" stories. Yeah, that may not make much sense, but read the earlier post or play with the app to see.

Links For You

For those who celebrate, happy Easter. For me, this is more 'second day after the Shingles shot recovery' day. Here are some links to start off your week. I almost wish today was tomorrow so I could sprinkle in some April Fool's jokes, but I'm sure there will be plenty of that around the internet tomorrow.

Automate Generative Image APIs with Firefly Services

Adobe Summit is currently happening in Vegas and while there's a lot of cool stuff being announced, I'm most excited about the launch of Firefly Services. This suite of APIs encompasses the Photoshop and Lightroom APIs I've discussed before, as well as a whole new suite of APIs for Firefly itself. Best of all, the APIs are dang easy to use. I've been building demos and samples over the past few weeks, and while I'm obviously biased, they're truly a pleasure to use. Before I go further, do know that while the docs and such are all out in the open, there isn't a free trial. Yet.

Spam APIs in 2024

I enjoy building API demos so I generally keep an eye out for interesting APIs to play with. A few weeks ago it occurred to me that I had not seen anyone talking about or sharing information about Spam APIs. I may be showing my age a bit, but it feels like spam was a much larger issue back in the early days. It was something you always heard about and worried about but not so much anymore. Much like nuclear war.

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