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  • 1. Yahoo! Pipes
    • Munging, Mixing and Mashing
    • A beginner’s guide to using Yahoo! Pipes
    • by Neil Crosby .
  • 2. I <3 Pipes
    • Easy to use.
    • Allows output in multiple formats.
    • Reduces the code I need to write.
  • 3. “But Pipes isn’t easy”
    • It is, once you’re past the initial learning curve.
    • But that initial curve puts lots of people off.
  • 4. Pipes powers my stuff
    • NeilCrosby.com
    • Following Twitter Conversations.
    • Making Fever º more useful to me.
  • 5. NeilCrosby.com
  • 6. What to talk about?
    • First, a simple teaser pipe.
    • Next, munging data together.
    • Then, filtering data out.
    • Finally, making new data.
  • 7. 1. A simple teaser pipe
    • Grab an RSS feed.
    • Truncate it.
    • Output it.
  • 8. The Pipe
  • 9. 2. Munging data together
  • 10. The Problem
    • You have a lot of feeds.
    • You only want one feed.
    • You want them in chronological order.
    • You don’t want too many items.
  • 11. The Solution
    • Load the feeds using Pipes.
    • Sort the feeds.
    • Truncate the final feed.
    • Job done.
  • 12. The Pipe
    • screenshot
  • 13. 3. Filtering Data Out
  • 14. The problem
    • Upcoming provides a list of all events you’ve ever been interested in.
    • You just want the ones you’ve been to.
    • You only want the last few.
    • What to do?
  • 15. The solution
    • Load Upcoming data as XML.
    • Filter to only keep “attended” events.
    • Turn Upcoming data into an RSS feed.
  • 16. The Pipe
  • 17. 4. Creating new data
    • Twitter conversations.
  • 18. The Problem
    • People ask questions on twitter that I want to hear the answer to.
    • The lovely answers are hidden from me.
  • 19. The solution
    • Use twitter search to surface replies to the original question.
    • Create a feed from this data.
  • 20. The Pipe
    • It’s a big’un.
    • (and this doesn’t cover all of it)
  • 21. And there’s more!
    • Use YQL .
    • Use your pipes inside your pipes .
    • Post data to webservices .
  • 22. Linkies
    • @NeilCrosby everywhere.
    • http://neilcrosby.com
    • http://pipes.yahoo.com/neilcrosby
    • http://www.slideshare.net/neilcrosby/pipes