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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 853 - September 22, 2004 - ISSN 1539-5065    2 of 4

eBay Upgrades 'Sandbox' Testing Environment

By Ina Steiner
September 22, 2004

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eBay announced to third-party developers it is beginning a major project to improve its "Sandbox" and will phase in upgrades over the next several months. The Sandbox is a private area of eBay where third-party developers can test their applications without posting or affecting "real" listings.

On September 27, eBay will begin a major project to increase Sandbox stability and availability. For a period of up to 2 weeks during the upgrade, eBay said developers may experience intermittent problems with the Sandbox.

The upgrade includes improvements to major Sandbox features such as Search, Storefronts, Browse/Listings pages, viewing sellers' items, and issues with the GetSearchResults call.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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