Archive for the ‘Programming’ Category


Friday, June 24th, 2005

My TiVo sample application  and the first steps for the eBay Firefox toolbar got mentioned on Slashdot and Both articles cover  eBay’s Community Codebase.

eBay’s Community Codebase opens the doors for everyone

Tuesday, June 21st, 2005

Yesterday eBay announced their Community Codebase that gives eBay Developers a place to collaborate and share code. While I was still working at eBay I wrote some sample and proof of concept code which found its way into the codebase.

The projects which made it to the featured list are

If you are interested, here is a little description about the codebase.

Eclipse Plug-in for eBay

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

The new Developers Program homepage is up! We successfully switched to Plone as a content management system. Besides re-doing and face lifting some of the pages we also added great new content.

One really exiting addition to the site is the Eclipse Plug-in for eBay I wrote. It brings My eBay to your Eclipse IDE, showing the items you are bidding on, watching and selling. It is open source and distributed under the General Public License. Let me know if you have any comments. I also added a Java / SOAP FetchToken sample that shows how a client application does the authentication process for client application.

And to get you all the information you always wanted to know about the eBay Developers Program we updated our FAQ section.


eBay on TiVo

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Today we open sourced the eBay application that runs on a TiVo DVR which I wrote as my first little project at eBay.

The release got covered in Jeffrey’s weblog which got slashdotted later that day. The TiVo developer apps blog wrote something about it as well.

The application can be downloaded at the eBay Developers Program sample page. Enjoy!