I do not want a book called "The Ghost Brigades", but someone thought I did, for a minute. Those of you following this via my Blendix activity page will know what I mean.
One of the interesting things about working on Blendix is that we get to see
all the ways in which other services export bad data. Amazon is
particularly weird about it, though. As we were testing our code we
saw a variety of bits of bad data intermittently published, some of which
were fusions of the names of random products, some of which were actual
products that had nothing to do with the user in question. I'm a
little sad that my first bogus entry was a real product, though. Some
of the incorrect entries we saw during testing were pretty hilarious.
Has anyone else out there used to using Amazon's various APIs to pull
wishlist data and seen similar results? Is there any way to work
around it, or to recognize the bogus data? Advice is welcome.