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APIs are inherently difficult to learn for developers. The ProgrammableWeb API is no exception to this rule either. In this article we will show some examples of how Yahoo's YQL can be used make developer's life a bit easier when using the ProgrammableWeb API.
Check your team, look up player stats and see the league's latest transactions, all from Yahoo's latest API. Fantasy baseball and football are both supported now, with options for hockey and basketball expected in time for their seasons. And the API supports OAuth, so developers could create new interfaces to almost every feature of Yahoo Fantasy Sports.
Remember newspapers? With Yahoo Entertainment's iPad app, you might not need to for very much longer. You'll find the lifestyle section (Dear Abby? It's got that) and more in the mashup that stretches across several Yahoo teams. And the way it was put together may offer a glimpse into the future of APIs and preparing content for multiple devices.
YQL is a service from Yahoo that provides a single SQL like syntax through which provides a consistent way to access not only Yahoo services, but also any number of third party services as well. Until now YQL has existed side by side with the traditional REST style APIs, but in a recent post covering some changes to their Music API, Yahoo indicated that they will be pushing YQL more aggressively.
Another day, another API... Keeping on top of all the APIs that have been made public to support the plethora of web services that are available these days can be a full time job. Yahoo thought so too, and so they created the Yahoo Query Language (YQL), which provides access to hundreds of web services with a single SQL like syntax. And now YQL supports Google Buzz.
Yahoo has moved forward with a great improvement to its Yahoo Query Language (YQL) platform (our YQL API Profile). As you may remember from earlier this year, YQL is a SQL-like programming interface to lots of Yahoo data and APIs that can also support non-Yahoo data as well (think of queries that look like: select id from flickr.photos.search where text='car'). Until recently, the YQL platform only supported read operations, which meant that developers could only pull data from the web. Now Yahoo has expanded YQL to support INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE operations.
It's been a while since we discussed YAP, Yahoo's new open application platform that allows developers to build applications that integrate with Yahoo's various web properties, including Yahoo Mail and My Yahoo. Late last week Yahoo announced the release of several third party applications built on YAP that provide users with a variety of tools and services.
Yahoo has just released a major update to YQL, the Yahoo Query Language platform they first launched late last year as part of their Yahoo Open Strategy. YQL is a SQL-like programming interface to all Yahoo data that can also support non-Yahoo data as well (think of queries that look like: select id from flickr.photos.search where text='car'). This week's release adds a set of new features called Yahoo Execute which begin putting in place more pieces of a powerful cloud-based development platform.