Amazon Product Advertising API Client for Node
apac (Amazon Product Advertising Client) will allow you to access the Amazon Product Advertising API from Node.js. It supports the newly required Request Signatures which can be a bit tedious to generate on your own. Learn more about the Amazon Product Advertising API.
node-apac is just a thin wrapper around Amazon's API. The only intent is to take care of request signatures, performing the HTTP requests, processing the responses and parsing the XML. You should be able to run any operation becuase the operation and all parameters are passed directly to the execute method just as they will be passed to Amazon. The result is that you feel likely you're working directly with the API, but you don't have to worry about some of the more teadious tasks.
Important: I am not able to devote time to maintain this code properly. If anyone is interested in taking over that responsibility, please let me know.
Install using npm:
$ npm install apac@latest
If you try to install without "@latest", it will try to install the most recent stable version, but there is no stable version yet. So for now you must specify latest.
Here is a quick start to help you get node, npm and node-apac installed and running: node-apac Quick Start
Here's a quick example:
var util = require'util'OperationHelper = require'apac'OperationHelper;var opHelper =awsId: '[YOUR AWS ID HERE]'awsSecret: '[YOUR AWS SECRET HERE]'assocId: '[YOUR ASSOCIATE TAG HERE]';opHelperexecute'ItemSearch''SearchIndex': 'Books''Keywords': 'harry potter''ResponseGroup': 'ItemAttributes,Offers'if error console.log'Error: ' + error + "\n"console.log"Results:\n" + utilinspectresults + "\n";;
Results are returned as a JSON object (XML results parsed using xml2js -- thanks pierrel).
Because we don't define any specific operations, we also don't document them. What a waste when you can find them all here: API Reference
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