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John Paul Mueller

John Paul Mueller

Mining Amazon web services

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Sybex Inc; Bk&CD-Rom edition (January 23, 2004)
ISBN: 0782143075

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From the Back Cover

 

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.

John Paul Mueller

 

I've used JCreator Pro as a training tool and to write a number of applications. It has always met my needs completely and I've found it the easiest tool to use from several that I've tried. In fact, I like JCreator Pro so much that it appears in three of the books that I've written about Web services and in several articles for magazines. One of the features I like best is how JCreator Pro lets you work with multiple libraries, including the third party libraries needed to create robust Web services applications without a lot of hassle. I recommend this tool for anyone who is serious about creating Java applications with a minimum of fuss.