AWS News Blog

Music Plasma becomes Live Plasma

The ECS-powered Music Plasma site has morphed into the more powerful and more general Live Plasma. Music Plasma was used to search and browse the Amazon music catalog. Live Plasma builds on this to allow searching music and movies. It also features a multilingual user interface, a more interesting visual presentation (including product images), and […]

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Feeling Spendy?

Did you ever want to find a random Amazon product at a certain price point? If so, you will find Thomas Scott‘s “I’m Feeling Spendy” tool very handy. Select UK pounds or US dollars, enter in a price, and hit the button. The bottom panel will show a randomly selected Amazon product at or around […]

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Web Services Interoperability Video

MSDN is hosting a new streamable video, “Top Ten Tips for Web Services Interoperability“. In this video, Microsoft’s Simon Guest discusses a number of concrete ways to create services which will earn top marks in the “plays well with others” category. Topics covered include: Empty arrays Package names Testing for null Avoiding null dates Date […]

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WSL-Amazon – Amazon Access using REALbasic

Electic Butterfly recently released WSL-Amazon, a set of objects which simplify the process of accessing Amazon Product Data through the REALbasic programming language: This HTTPSocket subclass wraps the Amazon Web Services 3.0 API into an easy-to-use library of 72 powerful methods and 66 properties with support for their US, UK, German, and Japanese Amazon stores. […]

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Updated ECS 4 Release

We rolled out a new set of bits for ECS 4 early this morning. Here are the release notes: Features and Fixes For JP only, there are some changes to Marketplace-related operations: For SellerListingLookup using IdType=Listing, Seller Id is now a required parameter. The REST syntax for passing in Seller Id is “SellerId=“. SellerListingSearch now […]

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Updated ECS 3 Release

We rolled out a new set of bits for ECS 3 early this morning. Here are the release notes: Features and Fixes For JP only, there are some changes to Marketplace-related operations: SellerSearch and ExchangeSearch are now supported except for the ExchangeQuantityAllocated and ExchangeFeaturedCategory elements. MarketplaceSearch now requires the Seller Id to be passed in […]

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Jobs @ Amazon: Web Services Evangelist (Europe)

The Amazon Web Services Developer Relations Group is looking to hire a Web Services Evangelist based in Europe, to cover the UK, Germany, and France. Here is the official job description: Web Services Evangelist (Europe) Interested in influencing a paradigm shift? Join an energetic, dynamic team responsible for driving the development and adoption of the […]

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Accessing AWS using Scheme

Phil Windley talks about using the Scheme programming language to access AWS, with more information on the Wiki page for his CS 330 class at BYU. As Phil notes, LISP s-expressions are very similar to XML data structures, so this is a very natural combination of technologies. People like Paul Graham (author of Hackers and […]

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