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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.
The only book on Amazon Web Services
- Focused on development, not the user features of Amazon
- 25,000 web site owners currently use Amazon Web Services; 900,000 Amazon partners are potential Web Services users
- Topics covered:
- Getting started with Amazon web services
- Amazon data structure
- An overview of tools and capabilities
- Selling on Amazon.com
- Going international: Amazon.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, Amazon.jp
- Running your site
- Undocumented tricks
About the Author
John Mueller is a freelance author and technical editor who has produced 60 books and over 200 articles, most recently .NET Development Security Solutions for Sybex. John provides technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. He has also contributed articles to magazines such as InformIT, SQL Server Professional, Visual C++ Developer, and Visual Basic Developer. He's the editor of .NET electronic newsletter for Pinnacle Publishing (www.freeenewsletters.com).
Table of Contents
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.
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.