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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.

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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AWS on the Road – September and October 2005

Note: Date of Utah PHP User’s Group changed to 29th. Amazon’s Web Services Evangelists will be attending and speaking at a number of conferences, user groups, and trade shows in the upcoming months. Here’s what we have on the calendar for September and October. If you are in the area and can attend one of […]

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AWS and the REST of the Web

Welcome to the inaugural UK AWS blog post, In todays post I thought I would talk about the internet, where we think we are going, and how Amazon web services fit in. As ever (with these thoughts), feel free to link to them in your own blogs. The internet is a kaleidoscope of ideas, it […]

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TicTap Konfabulator Widget

Konfabulator is a desktop host for small, special purpose JavaScripts that are known as Widgets. The cool folks over at TicTap have released a free Konfabulator Widget with support for searching Amazon.com with a single click, sending information to a mobile phone using SMS, and searching for songs and podcasts. To use this widget, first […]

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We’ve been Scobleized!

Photo: Phil H. Webber/Seattle Post-Intelligencer Microsoft’s Robert Scoble paid a visit to the Amazon office in Seattle earlier this week. If you are coming to this blog as a result of Robert’s blog entry, thanks for coming, and welcome. Robert interviewed Jeff Barr and Steve Rabuchin of the Amazon Web Services Developer Relations team. We […]

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DidUKnow – Amazon client for Series 60 phones

Developer John Kern has developed DidUKnow, an AWS-powered application for the Nokia Series 60 Phone. DidUKnow features searching, a tabbed interface, and and detailed information on each matching product. John has made the product available for free downloading at http://kernj.cnc.net/portfolio.html .

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