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Introduction to Yahoo! APIs, tools, YDN and YQL

Introduction to Yahoo! APIs, tools, YDN and YQL

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  • Yahoo! open stackand YQL Saurabh Sahni (@saurabhsahni) Open Hack Mixer, Bangalore, July ‘2011
  • To build a web hackyou need threethings:
  • 1.  Data2.  Access3.  Interface View slide
  • Yahoo! has openedup its data View slide
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/everything.html
  • Also others
  • ProgrammableWeb.Com – 3517 APIs
  • The trouble with data: •  You need to find data API •  Get Access – Signup for key •  Find data endpoint •  Read docs to learn what parameters you have •  Get data in obscure format •  Use data after converting and filtering •  More APIs you use, more is your annoyance
  • To make dataaccessible, Yahoo!created YQL
  • YQL: http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console
  • YQL turns webservices and dataon the web intodatabases.
  • select {what} from {where} where {conditions}
  • You can select, filter,sort and limit dataand you can eveninsert, update anddelete from it.
  • Let’s see it
  • YQL has more to it
  • There’s also YahooPipes to do this visually
  • http://pipes.yahoo.com/
  • Data however is notenough.
  • You also needworking interfaces
  • Technologies areeasy: HTML, CSS,Javascript
  • Making it work onall browsers and OSis tricky
  • So, we have YUI!
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/yui
  • What about reach?
  • You can build andwait for people tocome
  • Or build wherepeople are alreadythere
  • YAP http://developer.yahoo.com/yap
  • Some greatresources
  • http://developer.yahoo.com
  • http://www.github.com/
  • http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console
  • http://isithackday.com/hackday-toolbox/
  • Thank you! Saurabh  Sahni   h"p://www.saurabhsahni.com     h"p://twi"er.com/saurabhsahni   h"p://github.com/saurabhsahni     h"p://slideshare.net/saurabhsahni