AWS News Blog

WS-Alphabet Soup

As someone once said, the good thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from! Developers building sophisticated applications around web services need to be familiar with many  standards. Right now, savvy developers need to know something about SOAP, HTTP, XML, and perhaps XSLT. As the clients and services become more mission […]

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XSLT Development Tools

Here are a couple of interesting tools to simplify XSLT development (courtesy of the Metaphorical mailing list): XSLT-Process – XSLT-process is a minor mode for GNU Emacs/XEmacs which transforms it into a powerful editor with XSLT processing and debugging capabilities. Alchemist XML IDE – This commercial product features an XPath expression evaluator, XPath generator, XSLT […]

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Connect Via Books

The new Connect Via Books site is a social networking tool built around common interests in any number of books. After registering at this site and entering in the list of books that you own, the site will let you search for other members with the same books, using your location and other options to […]

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MAB – Mozilla Amazon Browser

MAB is a Rich Web Application to search products on all 6 Amazon-branded sites (com, ca, co.uk, fr, co.jp), showing results in a handy interface, typical of desktop programs. MAB lets you search within one window without distracting you with plenty of images and texts not concerning what you are effectively looking for. MAB can […]

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Correlates.com – Compare Two Products

Correlates.com is a comprehensive shopping site that allows you to locate any two Amazon products and compare them side by side in the same window. That way you don’t have to keep switching between windows to see how the details of one product compare with the details of another.  The last 25 items you looked […]

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AWS Wins a Codie Award

Hundreds of software and information industry executives honored their peers at the 20th annual SIIA Codie Awards banquet at Universal Studios Globe Theatre. In its first appearance at the event, Amazon Web Services took home the award for “Best Web Services Solution”, which AWS evangelist Jeff Barr proudly accepted on behalf of the team. This […]

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XML Beyond the DOM

IBM DeveloperWorks has published a new article: XML Matters: Beyond the DOM. Written by Dethe Elza, the article covers advanced DOM functions such as insertAfter and prependChild, a technique for making the Internet Explorer DOM a bit more consistent with the DOM standard, some shortcut functions, and advanced traversal of the DOM tree.

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AWS Java DAO Integration Project

There’s a new AWS Integration project on sourceforge.net. Here are the goals: The AWS Integration project provides a Java DAO layer to client applications making the Amazon Web Services (AWS) even easier to use, especially for J2EE developers. Using the integration API, you don’t have to work with the web services directly, or even through […]

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