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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.

ECS Bug Fixes

We just rolled out the latest ECS bits. This release fixes the following three problems: Image URLs broken Broken TransactionLookup for orders with child items Similarities broken for 3.0 and 4.0

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Instant Associates Store

GMP Services has released the Instant Associate Store; here is the full press release. Take a look at the Sample Store to see what this product can do, and take a look at the sample screen shots to see how it works. Features include: Very easy setup and maintenance (3 step process to install) Built-in […]

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Alexa Web Information Service — Sample Style Sheets

We have created some sample XSLT style sheets for the Alexa Web Information Service (AWIS). You are free to use these as-is or to copy them and modify them as needed to suit your own needs. Use client.alexa.com/awis/xsl/ExampleSearch.xsl to format the XML returned from a call to the AWIS Search function. Use client.alexa.com/awis/xsl/ExampleUrlInfo.xsl to format […]

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Featured Offers Available in ECS 3.0

You may now set the “offers” parameter to “Featured” in ECS 3.0 AsinSearch requests. Setting “offers” to “Featured” will allow you to retrieve featured merchants’ offers using ECS 3.0. A featured merchant is a vendor with whom Amazon has a special partnership and whose offers are prominently featured on Amazon product detail pages.  Prior to […]

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UML Diagrams for ECS and AWIS

Dave Carlson of XMLModeling.com created and posted UML diagrams for ECS and AWIS: ECS – http://www.xmlmodeling.com/models/amazon/ecs AWIS – http://www.xmlmodeling.com/models/amazon/awis As Dave says, “UML diagrams are very helpful when learning the service information model — I am new to the AWS and created these diagrams to help me understand the messages.” Very cool. Thanks, Dave! The […]

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Migrating from ECS 3.0 to 4.0

To help you migrate your Amazon E-Commerce Service (ECS) application from ECS 3.0 to ECS 4.0, we have included a Migration Guide in the ECS 4.0 documentation. If you would like to see additional topics covered in the Migration Guide, please let us know!

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Alternatives to the ECS Remote Shopping Cart

We recently introduced some new HTML forms that you can use as alternatives to the ECS remote shopping cart. You can read about these new forms in the ECS 4.0 documentation (see ECS Cart Alternatives). If you have questions about how to use these forms, we encourage you to post your questions on the AWS […]

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Using ECS 4 with ASP.Net

Courtesy of SitePoint, a two page tutorial — Use Amazon Web Services in ASP.NET . This article introduces the user to the general concept of a web service, covers the AWS license, caching rules, loading the WSDL into Visual Studio (the article uses the 2005 “Express” version, but the code will also work just fine […]

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