stevieb has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hey all,

I've signed up for the CPAN Pull Request Challenge, and for my first assignment I got Net::Amazon.

So far, I've corrected some doc issues (thanks to Amazon having a policy of changing their API without notice consistently), a bug and some other small items, but I'm looking for more.

I'd like to hear from other Monks whether they, or others they know use this module. If they do, what drawbacks do you find, and if they don't and have considered it, why it was passed over.

Essentially, I want to find real-life issues with the software, or desires that it doesn't currently perform (well, or at all). Because of its vastness, there's no way I can play around extensively.

Any real world insight into the module would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: my comment about Amazon changing their API was based on heresay, not experience, so I retract it.


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Re: Net::Amazon - Looking for real-world uses of it for my PRC
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Aug 09, 2015 at 15:15 UTC

    I have plenty of things I could complain about Amazon over, I worked there a long time, but I've been using their webservices since the beginning and they usually give a year's+ heads-up over API changes and I've never seen less than months. Unless that's changed recently it seems unfair to call out.

    Re: Anyone Have Perl Code for New Amazon API? [SOLVED] and follow-up may or may not be interesting though it doesn't use Net::Amazon, it shows some barebones handling of the webservice.

Re: Net::Amazon - Looking for real-world uses of it for my PRC
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Aug 14, 2015 at 13:16 UTC

    Amazon is doing a Vegas convention thing on AWS in October that they are going to live stream: AWS re:Invent. There are youtube posts from 2014 too. Not quite what you're after but they came through my inbox and it's topical.

      Thanks Your Mother, I'll check it out!

      Regarding your other note on this thread, I did come off too harshly, based on heresay of colleagues who have used the Amazon API for EC2. I posted the comment in haste and without merit. I've striked out that comment so that your post isn't out of context.