Perl API wrapper package

19:39:07 29-Sep-2006

Randy J. Ray (whose book was actually a major inspiration for the API in the first place) has released what looks like an excellent package for accessing ISBNdb.com's API from perl applications -- WebService::ISBNDB. He is now working on some additional features like iterators to help deal with larger multi-page result sets.

Thank you, Randy!

Randy has also reported a slight deviation from proper ISO8601 format in all API responses -- since all timestamps returned are in UTC timezone they need to have 'Z' appended to the end. Effective today the API returns correct timestamps:

2006-09-29T23:37:20
(was)
 →  2006-09-29T23:37:20Z
(now)

Please update your parsers if needed, we apologize for the inconvenience.

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Posted by Andrew Maltsev, ISBNdb.com