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May 29, 2014
Single purpose API
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.
This tutorial by Ryan Praskievicz on RyanPraski.com shows followers how to combine the data tracking power of Google Analytics with the data manipulation of Microsoft Excel by using Google Analytics API and Python to provide more actionable insight into website visitor data.
Anyone that has worked with a company that uses proprietary systems knows how frustrating it can be when something goes wrong. Communicating an error to a support team via email can be difficult. Without seeing what is going wrong errors are often time consuming for support team members to diagnose. Instead of spending time explaining what went wrong wouldn’t it be a lot easier if you could quickly record a video of the problem as it happens and then forward that to the support team? Thanks to Screenr and the Screenr Business API this process can be built into a company’s support workflow.