Show how to use Ebay to make money for yourself.
Ebay opportunity: more efficient way to buy/sell. Obvious value proposition you already know about.
Emphasis on making money makes it feel a bit like an amway pitch, but in the end they did show some code and how to use their APIs.
Ebay developers are a massive driver of innovation.
category specific apps
Motors, boating, trade-in
Bonfire media: notifications, alarms, wireless comparison shopping, buyout: cable system ebay tie-in.
Didn't say much, but there was an apple logo
15 billion web services calls a year. A fun stat.
Ebay web services: started XML, SOAP, REST (just for get search results). SDK for windows and Java.
Ebay community codebase: codebse.ebay.com. Place where eBay dev community can work together on software projects or contribute ccode. Projects released on an open source license.
Ebay will pay you for new users and bids. Sign up to be affiliate API tier member.
How it works: use the search web service, natural, paid or category. URL is redirected to commision junction. $0.10 per bid. Deliver a new user, get $25.
Finally seeing a way to get direct money for your technology without any employment contract. Micropayments have arrived.
Important API calls
HelloWorld GeteBayOfficialTime Search GetSearchResults GetItem Listing AddItem VerifyAddItem ReviseItem Status GetUser GetFeedback, LeaveFeedback GetItemShipping, GetShippingRates Search by ISBN Bidding PlaceOffer
Idea: faces components that access the ebay java API.
Sample App, tuned in. Didn't take notes.
People want to know how you built the infrastructure. They were very vague. Back end solaris. Middle Tier websphere on Windows NT. front tier clustered.
Someone asked do they use EJB in the middle tier or a lightweight framework. They didn't know the answer.Technorati Tags: edburns