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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.

Dealazon.com

The new ECS-powered dealazon.com site displays the best deals (products with the highest discounts) from a number of Amazon categories, including Electronics, Kitchen, Toys, Tools, Books, Music, DVDs,  and Jewelry & Watches. The site also offers RSS feeds for each type of deal. 

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Major Updates to Pricenoia

The ECS-powered Pricenoia site has been updated. According to the latest entry in the Pricenoia blog, this release includes the following new features: Access to data from Amazon France and Amazon Canada Used and Third Party pricing data The option to search all Amazon sites simultaneously Additional product lines More sorting options User preferences Additional […]

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Music Plasma becomes Live Plasma

The ECS-powered Music Plasma site has morphed into the more powerful and more general Live Plasma. Music Plasma was used to search and browse the Amazon music catalog. Live Plasma builds on this to allow searching music and movies. It also features a multilingual user interface, a more interesting visual presentation (including product images), and […]

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Feeling Spendy?

Did you ever want to find a random Amazon product at a certain price point? If so, you will find Thomas Scott‘s “I’m Feeling Spendy” tool very handy. Select UK pounds or US dollars, enter in a price, and hit the button. The bottom panel will show a randomly selected Amazon product at or around […]

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Web Services Interoperability Video

MSDN is hosting a new streamable video, “Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability“. In this video, Microsoft’s Simon Guest discusses a number of concrete ways to create services which will earn top marks in the “plays well with others” category. Topics covered include: Empty arrays Package names Testing for null Avoiding null dates Date […]

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WSL-Amazon – Amazon Access using REALbasic

Electic Butterfly recently released WSL-Amazon, a set of objects which simplify the process of accessing Amazon Product Data through the REALbasic programming language: This HTTPSocket subclass wraps the Amazon Web Services 3.0 API into an easy-to-use library of 72 powerful methods and 66 properties with support for their US, UK, German, and Japanese Amazon stores. […]

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Updated ECS 4 Release

We rolled out a new set of bits for ECS 4 early this morning. Here are the release notes: Features and Fixes For JP only, there are some changes to Marketplace-related operations: For SellerListingLookup using IdType=Listing, Seller Id is now a required parameter. The REST syntax for passing in Seller Id is “SellerId=“. SellerListingSearch now […]

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Updated ECS 3 Release

We rolled out a new set of bits for ECS 3 early this morning. Here are the release notes: Features and Fixes For JP only, there are some changes to Marketplace-related operations: SellerSearch and ExchangeSearch are now supported except for the ExchangeQuantityAllocated and ExchangeFeaturedCategory elements. MarketplaceSearch now requires the Seller Id to be passed in […]

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