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Mining Amazon Web Services : Building Applications with the Amazon API

Mining Amazon Web Services : Building Applications with the Amazon API

John Paul Mueller

ISBN: 978-0-782-14307-2

Feb 2004

375 pages

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Description

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

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

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

  • Performing complex product searches
  • Analyzing the data obtained in your searches
  • Connecting Amazon Web Services to a local database
  • Building a Web Services-based shopping cart
  • Using Amazon-supported search technologies, including XML over HTTP and SOAP
  • Improving speed and reliability
  • Building applications for mobile devices
  • Building and publishing applications for others

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

Introduction.

Part I Discovering Amazon Web Services.

Chapter 1: Learning about Amazon Web Services.

Chapter 2: Using Amazon Web Services to Your Advantage.

Chapter 3: Working with Web Service Data.

Part II Writing Amazon Web Services Programs.

Chapter 4: Starting the Development Process.

Chapter 5: Writing Applications Using VBA.

Chapter 6: Writing Applications Using Visual Studio.

Chapter 7: Writing Applications Using PHP.

Chapter 8: Writing Applications Using Java.

Chapter 9: Writing Applications for Mobile Devices.

Part III Refining Your Amazon Web Services Program.

Chapter 10: Crafting Your Application.

Chapter 11: Considering User Needs.

Chapter 12: Other Refinements You Should Consider.

Appendixes.

Appendix A: Helpful Third Party Resource Sites.

Appendix B: Amazon License Checklist.

Appendix C: Amazon Area ID List.

Appendix D: Late Breaking Amazon Web Services News.

Glossary:.

Index.

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