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Re^2: Amazon API wrappers

by tospo (Hermit)
on May 30, 2011 at 11:41 UTC ( #907303=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Amazon API wrappers
in thread Amazon API wrappers

Thanks mortiz. Yes I noticed that Net::Amazon is sending requests against the 2009 version of the Amazon API but I'm wondering how much of a problem that might be? Yes, it's working but am I missing out on some must-have features or will I get slower responses as a result? I was just wondering what others use because I'm just starting with this and, to my surprise, I couldn't find anything more recent at all. I might be missing something obvious and I'm imagining that many others are using this API on a daily basis. Is it considered better to just parse the XML response 'manually' instead of relying on a wrapper module that might not be maintained anymore?
Thanks for your hints about the Unicode issues.


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Re^3: Amazon API wrappers
by moritz (Cardinal) on May 30, 2011 at 13:34 UTC
    Yes, it's working but am I missing out on some must-have features or will I get slower responses as a result?

    "Must-have" is relative. Net::Amazon contains all the features that were "must-have" back in 2009. Only if the scope of "must-have" has changed (and that depends on your use case) there is a need for improvement.

    was just wondering what others use because I'm just starting with this and, to my surprise, I couldn't find anything more recent at all.

    I found Net::Amazon and XML::Amazon quite convenient, and only implemented my own becase eventually I want to use non-blocking requests with Mojo::UserAgent for nice integration into the Mojo runloop.

    That said it was a lot of work, and I wouldn't recommend it - for most use cases it's much easier to extend the existing modules (submit patches to the module author) than to roll your own.

      thanks, I guess I'll just go with Net::Amazon then. Seems that XML::Amazon's last release is also from 2009. I wonder if that's coincidence or is there anything in the newer Amazon APIs that has made it impossible to maintain these modules? Anyway, as long as it works...

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