Yahoo pipes

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Yahoo! Pipes is a web application from Yahoo! that provides a graphical user interface for building data mashups that aggregate web feeds, web pages, and other services, creating Web-based apps from various sources, and publishing those apps.

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Yahoo pipes

  1. 1. Yahoo Pipes: Mashups for the NON-TECHIES! From: Kanu Kukreja
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is Yahoo Pipes? </li></ul><ul><li>Building a Pipe </li></ul><ul><li>Pipe Features </li></ul><ul><li>Demo </li></ul><ul><li>Common Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Useful Links </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Yahoo Pipes? <ul><li>Tool to aggregate, manipulate and Mashup content from around the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Free online service </li></ul><ul><li>Beta version released in February 2007 by Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Named after “Unix Pipes” </li></ul><ul><li>http:// pipes.yahoo.com /pipes/ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting Started <ul><li>Create a Yahoo! Account (unless you have one) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Home Page of Yahoo Pipes
  6. 6. Pipes Editor <ul><li>Pipes are created using an AJAX enabled JavaScript authoring tool called the “Pipes Editor” </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of three panes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Pane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canvas Pane </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debugger Pane </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Panes in Pipes Editor Canvas pane Debugger Pane Library Pane
  8. 8. Result Format <ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>List </li></ul>
  9. 9. Result in Maps Form
  10. 10. Result in List Form
  11. 11. Result in Image Form
  12. 12. Reminder <ul><li> This is for NON-TECHIES! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Building a Pipe <ul><li>Drag in-built modules onto the canvas and join them together </li></ul><ul><li>Each Pipe consists of two or more modules. </li></ul><ul><li>Each module has one or more terminals that link output to input </li></ul><ul><li>Modules are finally linked to an output module to create the pipe </li></ul>
  14. 14. Pipe Features <ul><li>Accepts many inputs & outputs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS, ATOM, JSON, XML </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connect Pipes to other Pipes </li></ul><ul><li>Take in user input (via form fields) </li></ul><ul><li>Annotate items (geocode data) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Common uses of Pipes <ul><li>Customizable feed aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>RSS without Server Side Scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup any number of data feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Solve any number of individual problems </li></ul><ul><li>Many more possibilities </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mashup of News
  17. 17. Use the Pipe as:
  18. 18. Fun Applications with Pipes <ul><li> http:// pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipes.popular </li></ul>
  19. 19. Useful Links <ul><li>http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/docs </li></ul><ul><li>http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/docs?doc=tutorials </li></ul>
  20. 20. Reminder <ul><li> This is for NON-TECHIES! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions?

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