On Oct 28, 2006, at 12:42 AM, Derek D. wrote:
Ok, I am a big time rails noob and I need to pull some products
dynamically from amazon. I have done it before with Zend’s PHP
framework, but im so lost with ruby and rails.
I have seen and tried to get a couple things going. Like
I just need a good tutorial on how to set it up. Everything I find
seems to assume I know something. Well thanks to any help.
It’s probably a good idea to get a feeling for Ruby and Rails using
some of the standard tutorials. The Agile Web D. book is a
usual first step, but there are other books and numerous tutorials on
To get started (presuming you have a development key and associates
ID), put the ruby-amazon files in your lib folder, then load up
script/console and type:
req = Request.new(dev_key, associates_id)
result = req.asin_search(‘097669400X’)
You might also like to look at my loads_from_amazon plugin:
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