Amazon Ships AWS SDK for Java

Amazon has shipped an AWS SDK for Java (announcement)

Immediate areas of interest for me are:

  • EC2
  • Elastic Load Balancing
  • S3
  • SQS

Now if they would just ship a version of the Product Advertising API (which lets you search Amazon’s ginormous product DB) for Java – it’s been broken since August 15, 2009 when Amazon started requiring signed headers:

Dear Developer,
We want to remind you that all calls to the Product Advertising API must be authenticated using request signatures by August 15, 2009. Please remember that calls to the Product Advertising API that are not signed will not be processed after August 15, 2009. For help on request signatures, please see the Resources section below.
The Product Advertising API Team.

Their Java library does not support this functionality and has not been updated, leaving Developers to follow long posts like this to try and use the Product API. Seems like Jeff Barr or another Amazon Evangelist would want to fix this problem. I’ve only been asking since November 2009 …