AWS News Blog

The Business Case for XSLT 2.0

Prolific writer Kurt Cagle writes about The Business Case for XSLT 2.0. Kurt has a lot to say, and he says it really well. Some of the new features of XSLT 2.0 include: The concept of a sequence of XML elements as a first-class XSLT object Better regular expression support User Defined XPath functions Conditional […]

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Tsunami Disaster Relief

Amazon and the Red Cross have combined forces to make it really easy to make a disaster relief donation to help the victims of the recent tsunami in South Asia. Visit http://www.amazon.com/paypage/PX3BEL97U9A4I to make a contribution. You can also use the Amazon Honor System to place an Honor System box on your own pages, for […]

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Peek Inside an Amazon Distribution Center

The Seattle Times published Pick, pack and ship … and deliver profit, an inside look at the Amazon Distribution Center in Fernley, Nevada. Spanning 13 football fields, this is our largest building in North America. Read the article to see how we manager to pick, pack, and ship millions of packages and to learn a […]

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ECS-Powered Wishlists on Blogs!

Users of Six Apart‘s TypePad service can now display their Amazon wishlist on their blog, using just three easy steps. We’ve added some of our favorite products to our team wishlist, and you should be able to see it in the column to the left of the blog. Important Note: Please don’t buy anything for […]

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MIT Technology Review Covers AWS

The newest issue of the MIT Technology Review is well worth reading! In an article titled Amazon: Giving Away the Store, they review the history of AWS (as seen from two different vantage points), talk about some interesting sites powered by AWS, and much more. They talked to Amazon insiders and to a number of […]

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Associate-O-Matic

The Associate-O-Matic tool lets you build a custom Amazon store with 1000’s of items in minutes. The product can be downloaded and installed on a local server, or it can be run in a hosted mode under a subscription plan. The newest version of Associate-O-Matic takes advantage of version 4 of ECS. It features improved […]

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New Tutorial: Chained Requests Using XSLT

We have just published a new tutorial document, “Chained Requests Using XSLT.” The technique illustrated in this document allows you to execute a sequence of AWS requests under the control of a script written in XSLT. Excerpt: This tutorial walks through creating a simple two-page web site that uses chained requests in XSLT to display […]

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Amazon Store Manager

Stringer Software Solutions has introduced version two of their Amazon Store Manager product. This freely downloadable product is described as “Still easy to use, but much more powerful. Installs in minutes and lets you run your Amazon sites easily.” There is also a test store.

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Revised list of Articles and Tutorials

We have updated the list of AWS Articles and Tutorials. Many of these articles are based on ECS 4.0; this could be a great way for you to learn what you need to know in order to upgrade your application to the newest version. Please send us email if you have suggestions for this page.

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