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Sameer Borate's Blog:
Amazon Advertising API BrowseNodes
Jan 02, 2012 @ 11:02:56

In this new post, Sameer Borate shows you how to use his Amazon BrowseNodes script to work with the returned data from the Amazon Advertising API.

The BrowseNodes tool automatically gets all the child BrowseNodes and their names. The program recursively traverses the BrowserNode hierarchy and returns all the BrowseNodes and their respective names. You can display the nodes on the console or save it to a CSV file. You can also include the library in your existing projects to process BrowseNodes.

You'll need curl support on your system to make it work. Several code examples are included showing how to grab a certain node, showing a list of nodes, saving the node information to a CSV, changing locales and getting the parent node for the current node.

tagged: amazon advertising browsenodes api interface

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Sameer Borate's Blog:
Accessing Amazon Product Advertising API
Aug 24, 2009 @ 10:52:04

Sameer Borate recently posted this new look at hooking your PHP application into the Amazon Product Advertising API to use the updated key system Amazon has put in place.

In this post we will see how to access the Amazon Product Advertising API from PHP. Amazon has recently changed (from 15th Aug ‘09) the authentication mechanism for accessing their API which must now be signed with your Amazon keys. Unsigned requests will be rejected by Amazon. Note that the code uses the hash_hmac() hash function which is only available for PHP versions 5.1.2 and above, so the code will not work for versions below that.

The full code, including an example if it in action - connecting to the API and searching for the DVD of "X-Men Origins". The full code of his class is included, perfect for cut and pasting.

tagged: amazon api product advertising tutorial

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Job Posting:
WideEye Interactive/Moroch Advertising Seeks Web Developer (Dallas, TX)
Nov 11, 2008 @ 15:57:16

Company WideEye Interactive / Moroch Advertising
Location Dallas, TX
Title Web Developer (PHP/My SQL/CSS)
Summary

You'll need:

  • 5+ years of interactive advertising experience, e.g., creating HTML and CSS pages based on comps created in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • 1+ year using Actionscript and Flash
  • Advanced skills in coding, web pages, banners, and emails in HTML & CSS
  • Experience with rich-media platforms including Eyeblaster a plus
  • Proficient in hand-coded html, both table-based and CSS (Javascript ability a plus)
  • Proficient in php and mySQL
  • Proficient in Adobe web suite tools (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver)
  • Basic familiarity with flash and communication through PHP
  • An ambidextrous brain that can work in Mac and PC platforms

You're capable of:

  • Work on projects primarily under the direction of the interactive creative director, but also with art directors and designers to make sure that creative specs, project goals and deadlines are met
  • Work from client-approved concepts or comps from art directors to build online advertising campaigns
  • Make revisions and subsequent versions with little supervision
  • Remain flexible and sane in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
  • Pay exceptional attention to details in graphics, layout and typography to maintain brand integrity
  • Stay abreast of emerging tools and techniques with web applications and share your knowledge with the rest of us
  • Juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Organize and archive digital assets per company standards

For more information or to submit your resume for consideration, please contact Betsy Irvine at birvine@moroch.com.

tagged: job post dallas tx wideeye interactive moroch advertising developer

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PaymentBlogger.com:
Getting started with OpenAds (installing)
Aug 23, 2007 @ 11:53:00

On the PaymentBlogger.com site today, there's a quick tutorial on getting the OpenAds advertising management system installed and working.

With Nicks great post on selling links I thought I would follow up with a quick how to setup OpenAds and how to integrate it into your Wordpress or Drupal sites.

He steps through the process of setting up OpenAds with a series of screenshots of the interface and descriptions on what needs to be done. The actual install is only about a five step process. They also include links to WordPress and Drupal components to make integration.

tagged: openads advertising management screenshots wordpress drupal openads advertising management screenshots wordpress drupal

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PaymentBlogger.com:
Getting started with OpenAds (installing)
Aug 23, 2007 @ 11:53:00

On the PaymentBlogger.com site today, there's a quick tutorial on getting the OpenAds advertising management system installed and working.

With Nicks great post on selling links I thought I would follow up with a quick how to setup OpenAds and how to integrate it into your Wordpress or Drupal sites.

He steps through the process of setting up OpenAds with a series of screenshots of the interface and descriptions on what needs to be done. The actual install is only about a five step process. They also include links to WordPress and Drupal components to make integration.

tagged: openads advertising management screenshots wordpress drupal openads advertising management screenshots wordpress drupal

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PHPClasses.org:
Premium Services Offering
Jul 05, 2007 @ 10:31:00

According to this new post on the PHPClasses.org blog today, they're launching some premium services for the users of the site:

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the PHP Classes site finally launched the premium services for PHP developers that use the site. [...] The premium subscriptions are the alternative that I found to make this site provide a pleasant user experience and hopefully provide useful features that can help making the life of PHP developers better.

He goes into detail on what all is involved in the premium subscriptions including:

  • No advertising
  • Own site search
  • Recorded searches
  • Notable packages
  • PHP Specialist forums

There's also several other services that are listed as "coming soon" to further enhance the site - customizable site design templates, new class wish lists, personalized bookmarks, etc. The cost for all of the premium services comes to $5 USD/month (with $15 USD due at a time because of restrictions on the payment gateway).

Another pair of interesting notes about the future of the site are mentions of revenue sharing for best contributors and the opportunity for free subscriptions.

You can get complete information about these premium services from its page on the PHPClasses.org website.

tagged: premium service offer advertising packages search specialist forum premium service offer advertising packages search specialist forum

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PHPClasses.org:
Premium Services Offering
Jul 05, 2007 @ 10:31:00

According to this new post on the PHPClasses.org blog today, they're launching some premium services for the users of the site:

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the PHP Classes site finally launched the premium services for PHP developers that use the site. [...] The premium subscriptions are the alternative that I found to make this site provide a pleasant user experience and hopefully provide useful features that can help making the life of PHP developers better.

He goes into detail on what all is involved in the premium subscriptions including:

  • No advertising
  • Own site search
  • Recorded searches
  • Notable packages
  • PHP Specialist forums

There's also several other services that are listed as "coming soon" to further enhance the site - customizable site design templates, new class wish lists, personalized bookmarks, etc. The cost for all of the premium services comes to $5 USD/month (with $15 USD due at a time because of restrictions on the payment gateway).

Another pair of interesting notes about the future of the site are mentions of revenue sharing for best contributors and the opportunity for free subscriptions.

You can get complete information about these premium services from its page on the PHPClasses.org website.

tagged: premium service offer advertising packages search specialist forum premium service offer advertising packages search specialist forum

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Builder.com:
Match users to their geo-location with PHP and PEAR Net:Geo
Aug 10, 2006 @ 07:37:29

Builder.com has a new tutorial posted today about the use of the PEAR Net_GeoIP package to help with the geo-location of the visitors to your website.

Ever wondered how sites like Google and Yahoo! always seem to know which country you're in, and automatically redirect you to the most appropriate country sub-site? Or how some Web sites display advertisements perfectly targeted to your city or region? Well, it isn't magic -- these sites are simply mapping your IP address to a geographical database to identify your location, and then using this information to send you precisely-targeted data.

They work through the steps to get it up and working - the installation, a few basic code examples to show how to use it, and a full example of how to target different areas with different kinds of ads (geographically-targeted advertising).

tagged: pear geographically target advertising net_geoip package tutorial pear geographically target advertising net_geoip package tutorial

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Builder.com:
Match users to their geo-location with PHP and PEAR Net:Geo
Aug 10, 2006 @ 07:37:29

Builder.com has a new tutorial posted today about the use of the PEAR Net_GeoIP package to help with the geo-location of the visitors to your website.

Ever wondered how sites like Google and Yahoo! always seem to know which country you're in, and automatically redirect you to the most appropriate country sub-site? Or how some Web sites display advertisements perfectly targeted to your city or region? Well, it isn't magic -- these sites are simply mapping your IP address to a geographical database to identify your location, and then using this information to send you precisely-targeted data.

They work through the steps to get it up and working - the installation, a few basic code examples to show how to use it, and a full example of how to target different areas with different kinds of ads (geographically-targeted advertising).

tagged: pear geographically target advertising net_geoip package tutorial pear geographically target advertising net_geoip package tutorial

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Chris Shiflett's Blog:
Zend Framework License
Apr 26, 2006 @ 15:46:59

Chris Shiflett has some good news for all of the Zend Framework fans out there - the license that it's under is now compatible with the GPL.

This means you can use the ZF for your own GPL-licensed PHP project. The big change is the removal of the advertising clause: 'Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following acknowledgment: "This product includes the Zend Framework, freely available at http://www.zend.com/"'

Chris notes also that it's a welcome change over to this pre-existing license to reduce the number of licenses that companies would have to change/evaluate.

tagged: zend framework license gpl compatible advertising clause zend framework license gpl compatible advertising clause

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