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REST Commander: Scalable Web Server Management and Monitoring — eBay Tech Blog

REST Commander, a parallel asynchronous HTTP client as a service to monitor and manage web servers. REST Commander on a single server can send requests to thousands of servers with response aggregation in a matter of seconds. And yes, it is open-sourced at

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eBay Market Price

What is the Market Price on ebay for …

(Full Story: ) – a SQL and JSON inspired DSL combines SQL, JSON, and a few procedural style constructs into a compact language. Scripts written in this language can make HTTP requests to retrieve data, perform joins between API responses, project responses, or even make requests in a loop. But note that’s scripting language is not SQL – it is SQL inspired.

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Turmeric – an open source SOA platform from eBay

Turmeric is a comprehensive SOA development platform using which services can be developed, deployed, managed and monitored in a scalable fashion.

End-to-end comprehensive platform.Pluggable data formats and protocols.Low-latency overhead.Multiple protocols and data formats can invoke the same service, without any intermediate transformations.Local binding.Definition, re-use and management of schema types and errors.Eclipse tooling.Built-in monitoring, including a console.Policy driven QoS, including a management console.Repository abstraction.

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Internet Garage Sale

The semi-original idea I wanted to bring to the table was the notion of a closed circle of trusted people. Imagine a Craigslist where you felt you could trust everyone because you either knew them, or they were a friend-of-a-friend. That’s what I’m going for.

To that end, Internet Garage Sale is invitation only. Except for the occasional hand-out of free invites, the only way to get in is to be invited by an existing user. That’s step 1.

Step 2 is you have to pay a one-time activation fee, currently US$ 5 before you can bid on or sell any items. (Browsing is free.) This pay barrier is intended to keep out scammers, spammers, and other deadbeats.
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Link: Etsy Launches API: Handcraft Your Own Shopping Apps

Etsy Launches API: Handcraft Your Own Shopping Apps
Etsy’s announcement gives examples of some possible uses for the API:

– Search product listings and get detailed product information
– Query and return details on Etsy shops
– Find items favorited by other users
– Identify items that are currently featured across the site