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Stoyan Stefanov's Blog:
Using PEAR and AWS to keep an eye on Amazon
Jan 11, 2007 @ 06:59:59

On his blog today, Stoyan Stefanov shows how to use a PEAR package - PEAR::Services_Amazon - to "keep an eye on" Amazon's stats for a book.

I wanted to have a page that shows the books I've written, together with their Amazon sales rank and the average customer rating and number of reviews. It's really easy. I took one example out of the PEAR book and slightly modified it.

The script needs to few things to get up and running, so he points out those (an AWS id, the PEAR pacakge) and the simple path the application will take to grab the information (request/response). Then it's on to the actual PHP code - all 60 lines of it, including the HTML for the output.

It makes the request with the Services_Amazon package for the given item numbers (he happened to have already) and pulls the results back, looping through them displaying sales rank, title, author, the average rating, and the number of total customer reviews - all in a handy unordered list.

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Stoyan Stefanov's Blog:
Using PEAR and AWS to keep an eye on Amazon
Jan 11, 2007 @ 06:59:59

On his blog today, Stoyan Stefanov shows how to use a PEAR package - PEAR::Services_Amazon - to "keep an eye on" Amazon's stats for a book.

I wanted to have a page that shows the books I've written, together with their Amazon sales rank and the average customer rating and number of reviews. It's really easy. I took one example out of the PEAR book and slightly modified it.

The script needs to few things to get up and running, so he points out those (an AWS id, the PEAR pacakge) and the simple path the application will take to grab the information (request/response). Then it's on to the actual PHP code - all 60 lines of it, including the HTML for the output.

It makes the request with the Services_Amazon package for the given item numbers (he happened to have already) and pulls the results back, looping through them displaying sales rank, title, author, the average rating, and the number of total customer reviews - all in a handy unordered list.

tagged: amazone pear pacakge servicesamazon salesrank reviews rating amazone pear pacakge servicesamazon salesrank reviews rating

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John Cox's Blog:
Long List of PHP IDEs
Nov 21, 2005 @ 06:09:02

John Cox today has <a href='http://wyome.com/index.php?module=articles&func=display&ptid=10&aid=479">this new post today with a reminder about the PHPEditors list of IDEs (with reviews) they have posted.

I have used Edit Plus for at least three years, but more than likely longer for my development purposes. I have no real reason why I like it other than I am used to it, and being used to something seems to help my productivity.

PHP Editors has a very long list of other IDEs reviewed and with comments which might come in handy for those that have no loyalty to one product or another. It looks like PHP Designer leads the list of favorite software packages.

I'm an Edit Plus fan too, but some of the reviews on some of these other packages are making me wonder about my choice of editor too. There are a few features that I with Edit Plus had, but I've lived without them so far. I have friends that swear by the Zend IDE and the like, but I just feel more like those are like shooting a mouse with a cannon...

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John Cox's Blog:
Long List of PHP IDEs
Nov 21, 2005 @ 06:09:02

John Cox today has <a href='http://wyome.com/index.php?module=articles&func=display&ptid=10&aid=479">this new post today with a reminder about the PHPEditors list of IDEs (with reviews) they have posted.

I have used Edit Plus for at least three years, but more than likely longer for my development purposes. I have no real reason why I like it other than I am used to it, and being used to something seems to help my productivity.

PHP Editors has a very long list of other IDEs reviewed and with comments which might come in handy for those that have no loyalty to one product or another. It looks like PHP Designer leads the list of favorite software packages.

I'm an Edit Plus fan too, but some of the reviews on some of these other packages are making me wonder about my choice of editor too. There are a few features that I with Edit Plus had, but I've lived without them so far. I have friends that swear by the Zend IDE and the like, but I just feel more like those are like shooting a mouse with a cannon...

tagged: IDEs reviews comments IDEs reviews comments

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