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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.

TitleZ – Book Trends for Publishers

TitleZ retrieves current and historic sales rank data for Amazon book titles, displaying trends in graphic and numeric form for each analysis and decision making. The product is targeted at publishers, acquisition editors, agents, marketers, and authors; it can be used to make competitive buying, selling, and publishing decisions. Learn more about how it appeals […]

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Mix, Match, and Mutate

The newest issue of Business Week includes an article called Mix, Match, and Mutate. As the author says, “hordes of volunteer programmers are taking it upon themselves to combine and remix the data and services of unrelated, even competing sites.” In the AWS world we’ve already seen this happen with cool applications such as  Book […]

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Hiking Outpost

The Hiking Outpost site blends Amazon product data pulled from ECS with camping and trail information taken from all over the web into one convenient and very useful interface. The site also uses the ECS Remote Shopping Cart.

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Amazon Store for Dot Net Nuke

Dot Net Nuke is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) for the Microsoft ASP.Net platform. The WCC Amazon Portal is an instant Amazon store for DotNetNuke. Using AWS, product data and images are integrated seamlessly into DotNetNuke pages for a professional presentation and a smooth user experience. the product supports every locale supported by […]

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Developer Token Validation

We are in the process of rolling out Developer Token validation for ECS 3.0 today. As we have been saying for a while now, if you don’t pass in a valid developer token, your ECS requests are going to fail. Read more at the Developer Token Validation FAQ.

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Perl DBI Module for ECS

In the Perl community, DBI is a database abstraction layer (read more about DBI here and here). Using this layer, an application can access a number of different data sources using a single, common API. There’s even a DBI Tutorial. The newest member of the DBI family is DBD::Amazon.

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