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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.

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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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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Queue Scratchpad

The AWS Zone now includes a scratchpad for the Amazon Simple Queue Service. You can find it at can use this nifty tool to exercise the queue without writing any code. Here’s what you do: Get a Subscription Id Use the scratchpad to create a queue (“CreateQueue”). Copy the Queue Id from the returned XML. […]

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Browse Node API

We are introducing a new BrowseNodeLookup operation that provides information pertaining to a Browse Node. Browse Nodes are product categories that Amazon creates to segment products based on pre-defined and/or dynamic criteria. BrowseNodeLookup has been one of the most frequently requested features by ECS users and we’re thrilled to announce the availability of this feature. […]

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