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January 4th, 2009, 12:07 PM #1Datafeeds / API .. hmmm
Would like to get a idea on what some of the community thinks on Datafeeds & APIs ..
Would it be better to use the API's from the networks to pull products on the fly ala always uptodate?
Or is it best to download the datafeed and use some script to display products?
I'm kinda at the tipping point .. and not sure what to use / do ... right now im using alot of goldencan because its really EZ to use...
But theres many merchants not on GC ... and I would like to include there products ...
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January 4th, 2009, 01:32 PM #2
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I personally like datafeeds. That way I don't have to rely on servers talking to one another and potentially slowing my sites down
January 4th, 2009, 03:58 PM #3
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Check out this question that was posted not too long ago. Not sure if the question itself applies to you, but look at the second answer. It basically says that datafeeds are beter for smaller sets of feeds, and APIs are better if you need an an icreased amount of control over your feeds. Hopefully this helps.
On a side note: Just made the 100th post and got my first red dot!
January 4th, 2009, 04:14 PM #4Originally Posted by nobugs
January 4th, 2009, 05:54 PM #5
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