Amazon.com Mashups by Francis Shanahan

By Francis Shanahan

Amazon.com is advancing the limits of the web via their robust suite of internet prone. cutting edge builders are combining Amazon info with different freely on hand assets to create new and engaging purposes referred to as Mashups. This e-book teaches you the options in the back of mashup functions and for the 1st time exhibits you the way to construct them yourself.The examples during this publication provide help to combine Amazon net prone with APIs from Yahoo!, eBay, Google and YouTube. you will the right way to mix information from disparate resources to create new functions utilizing subsequent iteration browser concepts corresponding to AJAX, JSON and Dynamic Scripting. you'll how to re-purpose net provider information in order that it may be ate up from cellular units equivalent to a mobile phone or PDA. simply because either the speculation and code are defined, you can still simply take the teachings during this ebook to construct your individual killer mashup applications.Expert net companies developer Francis Shanahan courses you thru the fundamentals of net provider intake utilizing XML, cleaning soap and relaxation. subsequent new release browser suggestions akin to AJAX are illustrated in effortless to keep on with step-by-step examples. He additionally completes the image by way of introducing complex thoughts to reinforce functionality resembling the multi-threading net provider positive aspects of ASP.NET 2.0.

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Now, even with my best propeller hat firmly in place, I think fire was a little more significant. Nevertheless, there is a wealth of opportunity on the Web for developers and business people alike. This book teaches you everything you need to know to begin leveraging that opportunity with minimal investment. In the upcoming chapters, you learn about the Amazon Web service platform in detail, along with other offerings from a cast of supporting characters. You learn ways to recombine these offerings into new applications.

Amazon Historical Pricing The Amazon Historical Pricing Web service is another great data mining service made possible by Amazon’s history as a retailer. Developers can gain access to sales data for books, DVDs, and music for the last three years. By analyzing the price of a given product over a given time period, you can more accurately determine when to push certain products in your store. For example, slippers might tend to sell better around Father’s day. Amazon Simple Storage Service The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a way to store files securely on Amazon’s infrastructure.

Conversely, nine mothers cannot make a baby in one month. For example, in the gaming industry, some of the most sophisticated three-dimensional games ever produced have been written soup-to-nuts by just a handful of developers. Doom started the threedimensional first-person shooter genre, essentially launching an industry, yet it was coded by a small handful of developers. The most popular mashups and remixes follow a similar pattern. For example, Google Maps (which kick-started the rich browser application movement) was developed by a very small company in approximately two weeks.

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