The Seattle Times published Pick, pack and ship ... and deliver profit, an inside look at the Amazon Distribution Center in Fernley, Nevada. Spanning 13 football fields, this is our largest building in North America. Read the article to see how we manager to pick, pack, and ship millions of packages and to learn a bit more about how we think (and work) at Amazon.
Users of Six Apart's TypePad service can now display their Amazon wishlist on their blog, using just three easy steps. We've added some of our favorite products to our team wishlist, and you should be able to see it in the column to the left of the blog.
Important Note: Please don't buy anything for us, we have set this up just to show you how the feature works.
In an article titled Amazon: Giving Away the Store, they review the history of AWS (as seen from two different vantage points), talk about some interesting sites powered by AWS, and much more. They talked to Amazon insiders and to a number of outside pundits and third-party developers.
The Amazon Web Services Developer Relations Group is looking to hire another Web Services Evangelist. This position in based in Seattle. Here is the official job description:
Web Services Evangelist
Interested in influencing a paradigm shift? Join an energetic, dynamic team responsible for driving the development and adoption of the Amazon Web Services platform. We're looking for an experienced and passionate technical evangelist who will both represent Amazon Web Services and help develop the global strategies to make Amazon Web Services the industry standard for "programmable e-commerce". You will generate grass-roots attention and support for Amazon Web Services among key industry opinion makers, journalists and technologists. The ability to identify, engage and win mindshare among third-party developers in target ISVs, systems integrators and collaborative technology providers is required.
Your responsibilities will
Gaining industry recognition and credibility as a regular
attendee, panelist and keynote speaker at technology conferences, trade shows
and press events
Delivering compelling presentations, product demos, sample
solutions and discussions to drive adoption of Amazon Web Services platform
technology, developer tools and XML standards
Continuing to identify leads
for potential partnerships and clients and assisting with presales support
collaborating with internal teams to define the product road map, market
positioning and developer program initiatives
Assessing and compiling white
papers about emerging technologies and industry developments
guidance to technical working groups and standards bodies, both internal and
external, involved in the design of Web services architecture, utilisation and
5 to 10 years
experience in software development, with special emphasis in distributed
Bachelor's degree in computer science,
engineering or a related discipline; Master's level and above is
Strong knowledge and experience with transactional messaging,
Internet protocols and transports (XML, SOAP, XSLT, .Net, Java, Perl, PHP,
C/C++, etc.) coupled with prior experience in product definition,
bring-to-market strategies and setting an industry standard
Excellent oral and written communication skills
credibility and recognition in speaking engagements and technology publications
Extensive industry contacts in the software development field
and the ability to work cooperatively with, and gain the respect of, software
developers is a must.
The Associate-O-Matic tool lets you build a custom Amazon store with 1000's of items in minutes. The product can be downloaded and installed on a local server, or it can be run in a hosted mode under a subscription plan.
The newest version of Associate-O-Matic takes advantage of version 4 of ECS. It features improved performance and stability, enhanced product listings, access to new Amazon categories, a number of new settings and preferences, and an advanced search capability.
We have just published a new tutorial document, "Chained Requests Using XSLT." The technique illustrated in this document allows you to execute a sequence of AWS requests under the control of a script written in XSLT.
Excerpt: This tutorial walks through creating a simple two-page web site that uses chained requests in XSLT to display data from multiple web services operations in a single page. We’ll be starting with an ItemSearch operation looking for Amazon Listmania® lists. Using the first list returned, we’ll use a ListLookup operation to get the list of items within the list. Then we’ll use an ItemLookup operation to fill in some additional item property values.
Stringer Software Solutions has introduced version two of their Amazon Store Manager product. This freely downloadable product is described as "Still easy to use, but much more powerful. Installs in minutes and lets you run your Amazon sites easily."