srboisvert srboisvert - 1 month ago 11x
Ruby Question

Ruby Amazon book search

Does anybody have a good Ruby script for finding books (or other products) on Amazon using their API?


I've been using Amazon/ECS with great success. One important point is that it's not GPLed (whereas Ruby/AWS seems to be), so if it's important in your case, take care.

Here is a sample:

require 'amazon/ecs'

# default options; will be camelized and converted 
# to REST request parameters.
Amazon::Ecs.options = {:aWS_access_key_id => [your access key]}
res = Amazon::Ecs.item_search('ruby')

You may also want to have a look at some example of integration with the Mephisto blogging system.