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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.

Creating a Visual Studio 2005 Starter Kit

DevX.com has published a new article, Creating Windows Starter Kits for Visual Studio 2005. The starter kit described in the article happens to call ECS to do book lookup. You can find more starter kits, including an Amazon-powered Movie Collection application in the Visual Studio Developer Center.

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Amazon’s Mechanical Turk: The First Three Weeks

Things have been even busier than usual here at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. On the evening of Wednesday, November 2nd, we announced that Amazon’s Mechanical Turk was ready for beta testing. Momentum for most beta tests builds quietly at first. A few users and developers put a toe or two into the water, give it […]

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Jobs on the Amazon ECS Team

We have some new job openings on the ECS team. Follow the links to learn more and to apply: Software Development Engineer Technical Program Manager Marketing Manager Product Manager Update (2016) – This post is ancient but still attracts some attention. Check out our list of AWS Jobs for current job openings.

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A-Tree Dynamic Amazon Catalog Browser

The A-Tree uses AJAX technology (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) to show the Amazon product catalog in a live, clickable outline. Each click opens up another level of the tree without the need to refresh the page. Products are shown in a popup, again with no need for a page refresh.

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Shopping Star

Shopping Star is a complete desktop shopping application. The product supports browsing through all 6 ECS-enabled Amazon sites, includes a price tracking function, and allows for the creation of private libraries. Install the Java 5.0 runtime environment and then start Shopping Star by clicking here.

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Amazon ECS.Net Library

AmazonECS.Net is a free, open source .Net library. The library was used to build the DVDs Universe site. Classes are provided to represent many ECS search and lookup operations including requests for item details, new releases, browse node children, browse node paths, similar items, top sellers, and the shopping cart. The site also includes demos […]

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CoverPop.com – 1000 Amazon Products on One Page

Krazy Dad Jim Bumgardner has managed to squeeze up to 1000 Amazon products into a single dynamic web page, and he has called the result Cover Pop. What’s more, he has individual pages for a number of product categories including Horror DVDs, Cult Movies, Classical Music, Drums, and Guitars (who knew there were so many […]

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