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02-05-2004, 08:33 PM
Excerpts from the AWS email newsletter:
A revised AWS license has been posted at
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=3440661 . The new license allows you to store pricing and availability information for up to 7 days. However, in order to do this, you must store and display the date and time that the pricing and availability information was last fetched from AWS, and you must also display a disclaimer. Please consult sections D3 and D4
of the license agreement itself for more detailed information. We also simplified and generalized the license by changing many references from "Amazon.com" to simply "Amazon."

A revised AWS SDK has been posted at http://www.amazon.com/webservices

AWS Version 4

We are currently working hard to prepare the next version of AWS for release. While it is too soon to provide you with specific information about the new version, we can share some of our design goals with you. The design goals for version 4 of AWS include:

* Improved Consistency - The API has been overhauled with an eye toward consistency and generality. While the concepts will remain the same, version 4 will include a new and vastly improved programming model.

* Granular Responses - You will be able to use "response groups" to control the types and amount of information returned from each call to AWS.

* Better Error Messaging - Each error response will include an error code and a textual error message.

* Wish List Search - The API will allow you to locate a wish list in several different ways.

As part of the new release we will distribute a new and improved SDK. More news about the new release will be posted to the developer board and published in the newsletter.

We fixed an issue which results in incorrect link tracking within Associates Central. Link types are now tracked and reported as expected.

Business Week published an extensive article about Amazon's plans for the future. Learn more at
http://businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_51/b3863115_mz063.htm .
Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly & Associates made some observations on this article at http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/4083 .

02-06-2004, 09:48 AM
Just seen it in my inbox. The error messaging in AWS4 looks good.

02-06-2004, 06:43 PM
Good news! takes some of the presure off having to update every hour if your not pulling the feed directly into your pages.