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Twitch made API news this week with new endpoints and a developer invitation to discuss rate limit increases. The new endpoints allow developers to get and create clips, and retrieve the top games on Twitch. Twitch opened a dedicated email box specifically for fielding rate limit increase requests.
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.
Continuing our series on push technologies, part three looks at WebSockets and how they are appropriate for when you need a server-to-client real time interactive exchange. Part three discusses what you can do with WebSockets and how it differs from other push technologies.