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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

New Release of Associate-O-Matic

Version 2.5 of the Associate-O-Matic store builder is now available. The new release features enhanced control of the home page (more formats including single item and browse node, additional tabs), direct support for mod_rewrite to aid in search engine optimization, reporting, and improved caching. Two versions of Associate-O-Matic are available. The full version lists for […]

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SMS is SMileS Better

Recently I spent sometime talking with Amir of Txtfo, for those of you who dont know who or what Txtfo are, there are a company with a great idea; namely to allow you to use SMS technology available on all mobile phones to get information from Amazon. This information can be anything thats supported by […]

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Scoble goes to Amazon and Learns All About Web Services & Developer Contest

Robert Scoble of Microsoft’s Channel 9 recently paid a visit to Amazon’s Seattle office to interview Jeff Barr and Steve Rabuchin of Amazon’s Developer Relations team. In this 19 minute video, you can see how developers are using Amazon’s Web Services in a variety of ways. You can also learn about the joint Amazon/Microsoft Developer […]

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Getting Top Sellers for a Browse Node

The most recent release of ECS adds a very powerful new feature — the ability to retrieve the best selling items associated with a particular browse node. Here is a sample call: http://xml.amazon.com/onca/xml?Service=AWSECommerceService&Version=2005-07-26&Operation=BrowseNodeLookup&SubscriptionId=[YOUR_SUBSCRIPTION_ID]&BrowseNodeId=1000&ResponseGroup=TopSellers You will need to insert your Subscription ID into this URL in order to see the results.

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Amazon Helps with Red Cross Disaster Relief

Update (October 2017) – The original link in this post is no longer functional. Please visit the newer Amazon Disaster Relief page to see how you can make donations that will be matched by Amazon. In order to alleviate some of the strain on the Red Cross web site, Amazon is hosting the American Red […]

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