Introducing the eBay Integration Library
In the last two chapters, you’ve learned how to directly access the eBay service via the eBay SDK. For many applications, the eBay SDK is ideal: It provides you with a data model and a slew of individual eBay SDK API calls to invoke specific operations on the eBay service on behalf of your application. For other applications, you may need to use the SDK in conjunction with an existing or new database to cache eBay content. Another tool atop the eBay SDK, the eBay Integration Library, lets you integrate your application with either a new or legacy database. Through the eBay Integration Library, your application downloads all pertinent information about your application’s sellers, separates the data into the appropriate eBay data model objects, and stores them in the database. In turn, your application uses the eBay SDK via the Integration Library to fetch its data from the database, rather than making Internet requests to satisfy eBay API calls. In addition, the eBay Synchronization Library manages regular synchronization operations between your application’s local database and the eBay service, ensuring that your application has access to an accurate snapshot.
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