July 19, 2002

Book Watch + Google + Amazon

When Amazon opened itself up earlier this week via SOAP. I'm guessing they had no idea what creative programmers would do with it using Python, PHP, you name it. This page is the latest new outcome.

This is a simple implementation of onfocus.com's wonderful Book Watch web service. Basically, I've retrieved his list via his xml feed, then found news information using the Google API, and found the item information via my Amazon API. The result, a constantly changing of list of books that are generating buzz around the weblog community, with links to current news items via Google.

This looks cool. I'll be curious to see how often the page changes. It's like a detailed psychological profile of bloggerdom


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