Amazon.com Mashups by Francis Shanahan

By Francis Shanahan

"This e-book won't in simple terms exhibit how builders can make the most of Amazon internet prone to create cool mashups yet also will support them convert it to money-making mashups - 'cashups.'"
—Jinesh Varia, Amazon net prone Developer family workforce

Amazon.com is advancing the bounds of the web via their strong suite of net companies. cutting edge builders are combining Amazon info with different freely to be had resources to create new and engaging purposes often called Mashups. This booklet teaches you the innovations in the back of mashup functions and for the 1st time indicates you ways to construct them yourself.

The examples during this publication assist you combine Amazon net companies with APIs from Yahoo!, eBay, Google and YouTube. you will how one can mix info from disparate resources to create new functions utilizing subsequent iteration browser ideas resembling AJAX, JSON and Dynamic Scripting. you'll how you can re-purpose internet provider facts in order that it may be ate up from cellular units reminiscent of a cellular phone or PDA. simply because either the speculation and code are defined, you may simply take the teachings during this ebook to construct your personal killer mashup applications.

Expert net providers developer Francis Shanahan courses you thru the fundamentals of internet provider intake utilizing XML, cleaning soap and relaxation. subsequent new release browser thoughts corresponding to AJAX are illustrated in effortless to stick to step-by-step examples. He additionally completes the image via introducing complicated strategies to augment functionality corresponding to the multi-threading internet carrier beneficial properties of ASP.NET 2.0.

With this e-book, you will find how to:

  • Build a widely used AJAX library from the floor up
  • Consume publicly on hand APIs comparable to Yahoo!(r) seek, Google(r), eBay(r) and YouTube
  • Use cleaning soap to reveal Amazon info as RSS
  • Convert Amazon info at once into JSON utilizing XSLT
  • Plot Amazon.com shoppers on Yahoo Maps
  • Use the OpenSearch API to construct your individual seek service
  • Access Amazon info out of your mobile phone utilizing WML

Who this e-book is for

This publication is for builders who've a few previous event with net applied sciences comparable to Javascript(r) and ASP.NET. This booklet covers quite a lot of applied sciences and methods together with ASP.NET 2.0, WML, relaxation, RSS, cleaning soap, XML, XSLT, AJAX and JSON. every little thing within the booklet is equipped utilizing unfastened instruments and defined intimately, in addition to the resource code which makes this an invaluable source despite adventure level.

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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.

File objects can be up to 5GB in size and, as with the other pay-per-use services, you only pay for the storage and bandwidth used by your application. As with other Amazon services such as the Mechanical Turk or SQS, comprehensive authentication is layered on top of the S3 service. Files can be stored publicly, or restricted by assigning permissions to individual users or groups of users. All objects stored are accessible via HTTP, which makes for a highly interoperable platform. Chapter 15 walks you through how to access the S3 and leverage it to build a generic file store that you can then customize or tailor to your own specific application needs.

This was quickly followed by Yahoo’s implementation. Now that same concept is mashable by virtue of the Web services built on top of the platform. Using Yahoo Maps, developers can create interactive geographical map applications. Both an Ajax-powered user interface and a Flash interface are supported, and can easily be customized. Chapter 3 Satellite photos, vector-based maps, or hybrid views are available. In Chapters 11 and 12, you’ll implement two different mashups involving Yahoo Maps and Amazon.

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