The Programming Guide provides task-oriented descriptions of how to use and implement Product Advertising API operations. For a complete description of these operations, refer to the API Reference.
The following table describes the sections in the programming guide.
|Getting Started||Describes the tasks you must complete before using Product Advertising API.|
|E-Commerce and Web Services||Introduces technologies central to Product Advertising API, such as e—commerce, WSDL, and schemas.|
|Product Advertising API Terminology and Basic Concepts||Introduces terms and concepts central to Product Advertising API.|
|Visual Introduction to Product Advertising API||Introduces Product Advertising API functionality by visually comparing it to functionality seen on Amazon's retail web site.|
|Organization of Items for Sale on Amazon||Describes how items are organized in Amazon databases.|
|Requests||Introduces you to making Product Advertising API requests and processing Product Advertising API responses.|
|Finding Items to Buy||Describes the operations and response groups required to find items to buy.|
|Motivating Customers to Buy||Describes the operations and response groups required to motivate customers to buy. Topics include displaying images, customer review, and seller reviews.|
|Returning Price And Availability Information||Describes the operations and response groups required to get pricing and availability information of the items for sale.|
|Working With Remote Shopping Carts||Describes the operations and response groups required to create a shopping cart, add items to it, and modify the number of items in the cart.|
|Purchasing the Items in a Remote Shopping Cart||Describes the operations and response groups required to purchase the items in a shopping cart.|
|Handling Errors and Troubleshooting Applications||Describes errors returned by Product Advertising API.|
|Best Programming Practices||Provides programming tips to maximize your Product Advertising API application's functionality.|
|Locale Considerations||Addresses locale-specific issues.|