smoke
Friday, 1 May 2009

Hi!
smoke
                Ben Schwarz
                @benschwarz
                http://github.com/benschwarz



Friday, 1 Ma...
Lunch time
Friday, 1 May 2009

Starting with a story... It was lunch time.
2pm
Friday, 1 May 2009

It was well and truly past eating time
1 Hour
Friday, 1 May 2009

I had one hour. What do you do?
Code lunch

Friday, 1 May 2009

No need for eating. What will I do?
Sinatra
                       http://sinatrarb.com




Friday, 1 May 2009

We use Sinatra!
Yahoo Pipes
                             http://pipes.yahoo.com




Friday, 1 May 2009

Annd data from other peoples websi...
Yahoo Pipes
                     •   Get data from multiple
                         web based sources

                  ...
YQL
Friday, 1 May 2009
YQL?
Friday, 1 May 2009

Yeah, its kinda SQL for the web. Most people don’t even really like writing SQL
@lachlanhardy


Friday, 1 May 2009

Lachlan convinced me to have a second look at YQL after slagging it o
Time to start

Friday, 1 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009

The code isn’t important, but basically it just talks to a yahoo pipe that I made up.
Friday, 1 May 2009

I made “munch”. It pulls from various recipe and cooking related web sites like taste.com.au
and frien...
2:46pm
Friday, 1 May 2009

46 six minutes later. I’d been eected.
“I need a new
                        web site”
                        - Me, probably avoiding real work




Friday, 1 Ma...
Friday, 1 May 2009

I quickly threw a grid together.
HTML5
Friday, 1 May 2009

I wanted to experiment.
Sinatra
Friday, 1 May 2009

a bit more sinatra.
Friday, 1 May 2009

I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it
once an...
Friday, 1 May 2009

I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it
once an...
Friday, 1 May 2009

I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it
once an...
Friday, 1 May 2009

I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it
once an...
Friday, 1 May 2009

I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it
once an...
Friday, 1 May 2009

I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it
once an...
?



Friday, 1 May 2009

I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it
on...
Friday, 1 May 2009

of course, I could’ve just got a tumblr account. That didn’t let me use sinatra or mess around
with HT...
Friday, 1 May 2009

It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
Delicious




Friday, 1 May 2009

It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
All
                     Delicious




Friday, 1 May 2009

It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my d...
All
                     Delicious

                     Twitter




Friday, 1 May 2009

It was getting easier, I had cons...
All
                     Delicious

                                 When I wasn’t talking to @someone
                   ...
All
                     Delicious

                                 When I wasn’t talking to @someone
                   ...
All
                     Delicious

                                 When I wasn’t talking to @someone
                   ...
All
                     Delicious

                                 When I wasn’t talking to @someone
                   ...
All
                     Delicious

                                 When I wasn’t talking to @someone
                   ...
Friday, 1 May 2009

The yahoo pipe looked like this. A bit of a mental leap.
Friday, 1 May 2009

Some things stood out. like union, I could join multiple sources of data together and output
them as o...
Friday, 1 May 2009

or sort them by the publication date
Friday, 1 May 2009

and filter out the tweets to people. Sure a regex would’ve been smarter, but this was 90%
good enough
Friday, 1 May 2009

I started thinking about my process, the data coming from all over the place.
“What if I could
                     write something
                       like pipes?”

Friday, 1 May 2009

I wanted to...
“What if I could
                 write a ruby block
                   based DSL?”


Friday, 1 May 2009

I’d never writte...
“What if you got
                      plain old Ruby
                         objects?”

Friday, 1 May 2009

If the data ...
Or JSON
Friday, 1 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009

Enter, “Smoke.”
Smoke
Friday, 1 May 2009

Enter, “Smoke.”
Friday, 1 May 2009

A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the
keyword of...
Friday, 1 May 2009

A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the
keyword of...
Friday, 1 May 2009

A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the
keyword of...
Friday, 1 May 2009

A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the
keyword of...
Friday, 1 May 2009

and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot.
“emit” will transform the objects that my feed ret...
Friday, 1 May 2009

and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot.
“emit” will transform the objects that my feed ret...
Friday, 1 May 2009

and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot.
“emit” will transform the objects that my feed ret...
Friday, 1 May 2009

and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot.
“emit” will transform the objects that my feed ret...
Friday, 1 May 2009

and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot.
“emit” will transform the objects that my feed ret...
Friday, 1 May 2009

and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot.
“emit” will transform the objects that my feed ret...
Friday, 1 May 2009

and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot.
“emit” will transform the objects that my feed ret...
Friday, 1 May 2009

The whole point of this was to bring these multiple feeds together, re interpret them as one
common fe...
Friday, 1 May 2009

This creates a new “source”, it’ll be named “ruby_useless_joined”. It can be refiltered if
required
Creates




Friday, 1 May 2009

This creates a new “source”, it’ll be named “ruby_useless_joined”. It can be refiltered if
...
Creates




Friday, 1 May 2009

This creates a new “source”, it’ll be named “ruby_useless_joined”. It can be refiltered if
...
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as
well.
Friday, 1 May 2009

That accessor
Friday, 1 May 2009

Get the first item output (output is an array of the items from the source)
Friday, 1 May 2009

It gives us this
What just happened?




Friday, 1 May 2009

Thinking a little more about what actually just happened.
It parsed the data t...
What just happened?
                     • Queried the web




Friday, 1 May 2009

Thinking a little more about what actua...
What just happened?
                     • Queried the web
                     • Auto-magically parsed the data




Frida...
What just happened?
                     • Queried the web
                     • Auto-magically parsed the data
         ...
Friday, 1 May 2009

We can also output JSON
Friday, 1 May 2009

Its string escaped and not worth reading, but you could pass this through a web based app
straight dow...
Method
                     chaining
Friday, 1 May 2009

Methods can also be chained without invoking a new source or join...
Friday, 1 May 2009

Here we can get a predefined source, shorten the result set and re sort it.
Friday, 1 May 2009

Here we can get a predefined source, shorten the result set and re sort it.
Friday, 1 May 2009

Here we can get a predefined source, shorten the result set and re sort it.
Transformations
                                     Amount of items
                     Truncate

                      ...
YQL
                     Definitions

Friday, 1 May 2009

I’m looking at adding support for YQL definitions
Friday, 1 May 2009

They look like this, I’ve never written one, but it doesn’t look too hard. You can add search to
your ...
http://github.com/spullara/yql-tables




Friday, 1 May 2009

There are a collection of community provided yql definitions ...
All
                        these
                      fucking
                     web sites


Friday, 1 May 2009

Need ...
My message

Friday, 1 May 2009

Forgetting all the stu about pipes, yql and smoke, I want you to try something
“Re-interpret
                       the web”

Friday, 1 May 2009

Reconsider data, re-represent it to your own needs.
Thanks


Friday, 1 May 2009
Thanks
                     github.com/benschwarz/smoke
                     http://github.com/benschwarz/munch
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  1. 1. smoke Friday, 1 May 2009 Hi!
  2. 2. smoke Ben Schwarz @benschwarz http://github.com/benschwarz Friday, 1 May 2009 Hi!
  3. 3. Lunch time Friday, 1 May 2009 Starting with a story... It was lunch time.
  4. 4. 2pm Friday, 1 May 2009 It was well and truly past eating time
  5. 5. 1 Hour Friday, 1 May 2009 I had one hour. What do you do?
  6. 6. Code lunch Friday, 1 May 2009 No need for eating. What will I do?
  7. 7. Sinatra http://sinatrarb.com Friday, 1 May 2009 We use Sinatra!
  8. 8. Yahoo Pipes http://pipes.yahoo.com Friday, 1 May 2009 Annd data from other peoples websites. No RDBMS for me!
  9. 9. Yahoo Pipes • Get data from multiple web based sources • Mash it up a bit • Provide a single output in either JSON or XML Friday, 1 May 2009
  10. 10. YQL Friday, 1 May 2009
  11. 11. YQL? Friday, 1 May 2009 Yeah, its kinda SQL for the web. Most people don’t even really like writing SQL
  12. 12. @lachlanhardy Friday, 1 May 2009 Lachlan convinced me to have a second look at YQL after slagging it o
  13. 13. Time to start Friday, 1 May 2009
  14. 14. Friday, 1 May 2009 The code isn’t important, but basically it just talks to a yahoo pipe that I made up.
  15. 15. Friday, 1 May 2009 I made “munch”. It pulls from various recipe and cooking related web sites like taste.com.au and friends. It reads RSS and scrapes sites. Pretty simple.
  16. 16. 2:46pm Friday, 1 May 2009 46 six minutes later. I’d been eected.
  17. 17. “I need a new web site” - Me, probably avoiding real work Friday, 1 May 2009 I wanted to blog about this, sadly my blog is cached files sitting on a slicehost account. Mephisto isn’t even running any longer.
  18. 18. Friday, 1 May 2009 I quickly threw a grid together.
  19. 19. HTML5 Friday, 1 May 2009 I wanted to experiment.
  20. 20. Sinatra Friday, 1 May 2009 a bit more sinatra.
  21. 21. Friday, 1 May 2009 I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it once and be able to keep it updated.
  22. 22. Friday, 1 May 2009 I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it once and be able to keep it updated.
  23. 23. Friday, 1 May 2009 I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it once and be able to keep it updated.
  24. 24. Friday, 1 May 2009 I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it once and be able to keep it updated.
  25. 25. Friday, 1 May 2009 I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it once and be able to keep it updated.
  26. 26. Friday, 1 May 2009 I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it once and be able to keep it updated.
  27. 27. ? Friday, 1 May 2009 I knew that I didn’t want to write everything then link it in to my blog, I wanted to write it once and be able to keep it updated.
  28. 28. Friday, 1 May 2009 of course, I could’ve just got a tumblr account. That didn’t let me use sinatra or mess around with HTML5.
  29. 29. Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  30. 30. Delicious Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  31. 31. All Delicious Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  32. 32. All Delicious Twitter Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  33. 33. All Delicious When I wasn’t talking to @someone Twitter Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  34. 34. All Delicious When I wasn’t talking to @someone Twitter Flickr Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  35. 35. All Delicious When I wasn’t talking to @someone Twitter Selected (special tag) Flickr Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  36. 36. All Delicious When I wasn’t talking to @someone Twitter Selected (special tag) Flickr ? Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  37. 37. All Delicious When I wasn’t talking to @someone Twitter Selected (special tag) Flickr ? ? Friday, 1 May 2009 It was getting easier, I had constraints around the use of my data
  38. 38. Friday, 1 May 2009 The yahoo pipe looked like this. A bit of a mental leap.
  39. 39. Friday, 1 May 2009 Some things stood out. like union, I could join multiple sources of data together and output them as one
  40. 40. Friday, 1 May 2009 or sort them by the publication date
  41. 41. Friday, 1 May 2009 and filter out the tweets to people. Sure a regex would’ve been smarter, but this was 90% good enough
  42. 42. Friday, 1 May 2009 I started thinking about my process, the data coming from all over the place.
  43. 43. “What if I could write something like pipes?” Friday, 1 May 2009 I wanted to do something myself (again)
  44. 44. “What if I could write a ruby block based DSL?” Friday, 1 May 2009 I’d never written one, totally a good time to jump right in head first.
  45. 45. “What if you got plain old Ruby objects?” Friday, 1 May 2009 If the data returned could be ruby, irrespective of what format it started as... it would be awesome
  46. 46. Or JSON Friday, 1 May 2009
  47. 47. Friday, 1 May 2009 Enter, “Smoke.”
  48. 48. Smoke Friday, 1 May 2009 Enter, “Smoke.”
  49. 49. Friday, 1 May 2009 A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the keyword of “ruby”
  50. 50. Friday, 1 May 2009 A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the keyword of “ruby”
  51. 51. Friday, 1 May 2009 A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the keyword of “ruby”
  52. 52. Friday, 1 May 2009 A search, which I named “ruby” uses yql and does a web based (search engine) search for the keyword of “ruby”
  53. 53. Friday, 1 May 2009 and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot. “emit” will transform the objects that my feed returns. I’ll rename any keys of link to url, this will make my data mind-map better
  54. 54. Friday, 1 May 2009 and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot. “emit” will transform the objects that my feed returns. I’ll rename any keys of link to url, this will make my data mind-map better
  55. 55. Friday, 1 May 2009 and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot. “emit” will transform the objects that my feed returns. I’ll rename any keys of link to url, this will make my data mind-map better
  56. 56. Friday, 1 May 2009 and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot. “emit” will transform the objects that my feed returns. I’ll rename any keys of link to url, this will make my data mind-map better
  57. 57. Friday, 1 May 2009 and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot. “emit” will transform the objects that my feed returns. I’ll rename any keys of link to url, this will make my data mind-map better
  58. 58. Friday, 1 May 2009 and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot. “emit” will transform the objects that my feed returns. I’ll rename any keys of link to url, this will make my data mind-map better
  59. 59. Friday, 1 May 2009 and hey, I’m gonna grab the RSS feed from slashdot. “emit” will transform the objects that my feed returns. I’ll rename any keys of link to url, this will make my data mind-map better
  60. 60. Friday, 1 May 2009 The whole point of this was to bring these multiple feeds together, re interpret them as one common feed.
  61. 61. Friday, 1 May 2009 This creates a new “source”, it’ll be named “ruby_useless_joined”. It can be refiltered if required
  62. 62. Creates Friday, 1 May 2009 This creates a new “source”, it’ll be named “ruby_useless_joined”. It can be refiltered if required
  63. 63. Creates Friday, 1 May 2009 This creates a new “source”, it’ll be named “ruby_useless_joined”. It can be refiltered if required
  64. 64. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  65. 65. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  66. 66. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  67. 67. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  68. 68. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  69. 69. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  70. 70. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  71. 71. Friday, 1 May 2009 That can be extended and the items from the two sources can have some transformations as well.
  72. 72. Friday, 1 May 2009 That accessor
  73. 73. Friday, 1 May 2009 Get the first item output (output is an array of the items from the source)
  74. 74. Friday, 1 May 2009 It gives us this
  75. 75. What just happened? Friday, 1 May 2009 Thinking a little more about what actually just happened. It parsed the data to a ruby object, irrespective of the format it came in as.
  76. 76. What just happened? • Queried the web Friday, 1 May 2009 Thinking a little more about what actually just happened. It parsed the data to a ruby object, irrespective of the format it came in as.
  77. 77. What just happened? • Queried the web • Auto-magically parsed the data Friday, 1 May 2009 Thinking a little more about what actually just happened. It parsed the data to a ruby object, irrespective of the format it came in as.
  78. 78. What just happened? • Queried the web • Auto-magically parsed the data • Returned a clean object Friday, 1 May 2009 Thinking a little more about what actually just happened. It parsed the data to a ruby object, irrespective of the format it came in as.
  79. 79. Friday, 1 May 2009 We can also output JSON
  80. 80. Friday, 1 May 2009 Its string escaped and not worth reading, but you could pass this through a web based app straight down to javascript
  81. 81. Method chaining Friday, 1 May 2009 Methods can also be chained without invoking a new source or joining sources together
  82. 82. Friday, 1 May 2009 Here we can get a predefined source, shorten the result set and re sort it.
  83. 83. Friday, 1 May 2009 Here we can get a predefined source, shorten the result set and re sort it.
  84. 84. Friday, 1 May 2009 Here we can get a predefined source, shorten the result set and re sort it.
  85. 85. Transformations Amount of items Truncate By a single key Sort One key to another Rename Items that match regex Keep Items that match regex Discard Ruby (default) or JSON Output Friday, 1 May 2009 Right now, you can do these things
  86. 86. YQL Definitions Friday, 1 May 2009 I’m looking at adding support for YQL definitions
  87. 87. Friday, 1 May 2009 They look like this, I’ve never written one, but it doesn’t look too hard. You can add search to your own preexisting site / rss etc
  88. 88. http://github.com/spullara/yql-tables Friday, 1 May 2009 There are a collection of community provided yql definitions hosted on github
  89. 89. All these fucking web sites Friday, 1 May 2009 Need I say more?
  90. 90. My message Friday, 1 May 2009 Forgetting all the stu about pipes, yql and smoke, I want you to try something
  91. 91. “Re-interpret the web” Friday, 1 May 2009 Reconsider data, re-represent it to your own needs.
  92. 92. Thanks Friday, 1 May 2009
  93. 93. Thanks github.com/benschwarz/smoke http://github.com/benschwarz/munch http://sinatrarb.com http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.edit?_id=fHK7LuUW3hGZHgSfbbsjiw http://twitter.com/lachlanhardy http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes http://developer.yahoo.com/yql http://github.com/spullara/yql-tables http://www.flickr.com/photos/95579828@N00/71240905 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hockadilly/2910737768 http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxblack/2655837607 Friday, 1 May 2009
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