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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.

Taskable – Amazon Catalog in the System Tray

Taskable is a  unique application.  It runs in the Windows system tray, making it presence known with a little face: When the face is clicked, Taskable springs into action, displaying data pulled from RSS feeds, OPML feed lists, and from the Amazon catalog in a no-nonsense hierarchical form: Taskable can be downloaded for free at […]

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Amazon Historical Pricing Service Released

The Amazon Historical Pricing web service gives developers direct, programmatic access to over three years of actual sales data for books, music, videos, and DVDs sold by third-party sellers on Amazon.com. Third-party sellers can use this data to make pricing decisions based on historical prices and market trends. Access to this data costs $499 per […]

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Ning Does Amazon!

The freshly released Ning application environment includes a set of APIs to access AWS. The API is rather lean and mean at the moment — it includes ItemSearch and ItemLookup calls, along with some methods for dealing with search results of various types. You will need developer-level access to Ning in order to find and […]

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aytozon – Comparison shop across Amazon and eBay

John Krystynak recently released his newest creation, Aytozon.com . By using the APIs provided by Amazon and eBay, Aytozon performs parallel searches on both sites, unifies the results, and presents them in side by side fashion for comparison. The search results are quite interesting. The screen shot at right (click for a larger view) shows […]

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New SQS Tutorial on IBM’s developerWorks

IBM’s developerWorks has posted a new tutorial, Introduction to the Amazon Simple Queue Service. This tutorial is actually the second part of a multipart series. The first  part, How to Use the Amazon E-Commerce Service, was published earlier this year. The tutorials are free, but registration is required.

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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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