By Collin Allen

My Recent Tunes Code

March 23, 2005

Here is the code that I use to power my Recent Tunes list seen at right. It’s a little messy, but at least commented so you have some clue what each part is doing. The cover_update.php script is what does most of the work. You shouldn’t have to change anything in the amazon folder – that’s all there to talk to the API, which you will need access to. I also recommend Recent Tunes for updating your tracks from iTunes. Note that I use the current tune, not the list of recent tunes, as it makes managing the MySQL database easier and lessens the load put on Amazon’s API (which I imagine has a ~1000 query per day limit). If you have questions about using it, post a comment so that others can benefit from the conversation as well.