Mining Amazon Web Services
Building Applications with the Amazon API
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: June 2006
Pages: 375

Profit with Amazon Web Services—as a Buyer, Seller, or IndependentDeveloper

In a few short years, Amazon has evolved from an onlinebookstore into a complex marketplace comprised of thousands of vendors, millionsof customers, and an ever-widening selection of products.

With thelaunch of Amazon Web Services, buyers and sellers have unprecedented access tothe immense body of data underpinning this marketplace. Mining Amazon WebServices: Building Applications with the Amazon API shows you what you can dowith these powerful tools, and exactly how to do it. As a buyer, you'll buildapplications that let you comparison-shop far more effectively, consistentlysaving money and finding exactly the right product. As a seller, you'll leverageAmazon Web Services in ways that help you attract more customers, make morecommissioned referrals, and improve your bottom line. This book is also a greatresource for independent developers who want to create and publish—evenmake money with—applications for others. Here’s some of whatyou’ll find covered inside:

  • Performing complexproduct searches
  • Analyzing the data obtained in your searches
  • ConnectingAmazon Web Services to a local database
  • Building a Web Services-basedshopping cart
  • Using Amazon-supported search technologies, including XML overHTTP and SOAP
  • Improving speed and reliability
  • Building applications formobile devices
  • Building and publishing applications for others

Allthat's required is some basic experience with any one of several programminglanguages, including VBA, Visual Basic 6, Visual C++ 6, Visual Basic .NET, VisualC# .NET, Java, and PHP, all of which are fully represented in the book’s downloadable code.
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