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My presentation on YDN, YQL and Mail Applications at UCLA for HACKU 2011.

My presentation on YDN, YQL and Mail Applications at UCLA for HACKU 2011.

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UCLA HACKU'11 UCLA HACKU'11 Presentation Transcript

  • UCLA HACKU’11 Gopal Venkatesan a.k.a g13n Yahoo! Inc.
  • Hello friends!
  • whoami
  • whoami• about.me/g13n
  • whoami• about.me/g13n• Yahoo
  • whoami• about.me/g13n• Yahoo• F2E and Web performance evangelist
  • whoami• about.me/g13n• Yahoo• F2E and Web performance evangelist• Loves Unix and JavaScript (weird?)
  • whoami• about.me/g13n• Yahoo• F2E and Web performance evangelist• Loves Unix and JavaScript (weird?)• Loves talking on I18n and L10n
  • whoami• about.me/g13n• Yahoo• F2E and Web performance evangelist• Loves Unix and JavaScript (weird?)• Loves talking on I18n and L10n• Hacker :-)
  • Overview
  • Overview• Introduction to Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN)
  • Overview• Introduction to Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN)• YQL - the language for the Web
  • Overview• Introduction to Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN)• YQL - the language for the Web• Hacking (on) Yahoo! Mail
  • Yahoo! Developer Network
  • Yahoo! loves developers
  • ... and Yahoo! is open
  • developer.yahoo.com
  • One place for all ofYahoo! Public APIs
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • APIs, Tools, Libraries, Frameworks, ...
  • All APIs speak JSON and XML
  • Here be dragons
  • YQL is the answer,what’s your question?
  • Lets admit, there are too many Appsproviding too many APIs
  • YQL - Whirlwind Intro
  • YQL - Whirlwind Intro• It is a web service providing a SQL like language to interface with APIs
  • YQL - Whirlwind Intro• It is a web service providing a SQL like language to interface with APIs• Supports query, filter, join, and update across all those innumerable APIs
  • YQL - Whirlwind Intro• It is a web service providing a SQL like language to interface with APIs• Supports query, filter, join, and update across all those innumerable APIs• You can transform RSS, XML to JSON and vice-versa
  • You want some RSS feed in JSON?
  • You want some RSS feed in JSON?http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=select%20*%20from%20rss%20where%20url%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Frss.news.yahoo.com%2Frss%2Ftopstories&format=json
  • You want some RSS feed in JSON?http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=select%20*%20from%20rss%20where%20url%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Frss.news.yahoo.com%2Frss%2Ftopstories&format=json Looks scary? Well that’s just select * from rss where url=‘your-rss-feed’
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console
  • Please to be contributing,http://github.com/yql/yql-tables/
  • Yahoo! Mail Applications
  • Lets developers extend Yahoo! Mail through a Simple JavaScript API
  • What’s possible
  • What’s possible• Dynamically change how messages are rendered
  • What’s possible• Dynamically change how messages are rendered• Call external WebServices to enhance e-mail messages
  • What’s possible• Dynamically change how messages are rendered• Call external WebServices to enhance e-mail messages• Launch your App specific UI within Yahoo! Mail chrome
  • What’s possible• Dynamically change how messages are rendered• Call external WebServices to enhance e-mail messages• Launch your App specific UI within Yahoo! Mail chrome• Completely customize compose and read messages using events
  • Here’s an App ...I have masked the order details
  • Pre-requisites
  • Pre-requisites• PHP (5.x is better)• Although not pre-requisite a Unix-like OS is always better• ymdt (Yahoo! Mail Developer Toolkit) - go download from here
  • First Step
  • Building your First App
  • Testing our First App
  • Testing our First App (contd.)
  • Testing our First App (contd.)
  • The readme.txt in the projectdirectory briefly describes the project files and the directory structure
  • Other Skeleton Apps
  • One more thing ...
  • One more thing ...• Use “ymdt dev” to enable dev-o-matic mode
  • One more thing ...• Use “ymdt dev” to enable dev-o-matic mode • Syncs code with Yahoo! Mail development server
  • One more thing ...• Use “ymdt dev” to enable dev-o-matic mode • Syncs code with Yahoo! Mail development server • Continuously monitors the App directory for changes and updates server
  • Resources• YQL - http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/• Mail Applications - http:// developer.yahoo.com/mailapplications/
  • Don’t delay, HACK today
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  • Image Credits• http://discoverlosangeles.com/photos.html• http://picsbox.biz/key/ucla%20clothing %20prices• http://www.flickr.com/photos/phploveme/ 2957594315/sizes/l/in/photostream/• tipsfromgeek.com• http://www.websoftwareqa.com/2010/07/