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Bing Translate YQL Table

With Yahoo’s babel fish translate webservice gone and Google’s translate service requiring payment there leaves only one free translate API around. Bing Translate. It’s not the easiest API to interface with, but using YQL and the execute block makes it easy. Bing Translate generously gives you 2 million characters a month – for free. Any [...]

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YQL and JSONP-X (aka. json-p-x, jsonpx, json-px)

With all the buzz about YQL’s new Insert/Update/Delete, a new feature JSONP-X was also released at the same time. JSONP-X is essentially an escaped XML string as a JSON result wrapped in a javascript callback function. To access this functionality consider this example: http://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=<my yql query>&format=xml&callback=mycallback and a basic structure: myJSCallbackFunction({ “query”: {yql meta data [...]

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Top 10 YQL execute links

Some links about YQL’s new execute feature: http://developer.yahoo.net/blogs/theater/archives/2009/04/yql_execute_screencast.html http://www.yqlblog.net/blog/2009/04/29/do-it-your-way-with-execute-and-open-data-tables/ http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2009/04/yql_execute.html http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/theres_a_great_amount_of.php http://ajaxian.com/archives/yql-execute-now-allows-you-to-convert-scraped-data-with-server-side-javascript http://simonwillison.net/2009/Apr/29/yql/ http://blog.programmableweb.com/2009/04/30/yahoos-yql-makes-the-internet-your-database/ http://www.cio.com/article/491215/Yahoo_Extends_YQL_Web_Data_Query_Platform http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/04/four-short-links-30-apr-2009.html http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164067/yahoo_extends_yql_web_data_query_platform.html

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Yahoo Pipes will not be effected by the closing of Brickhouse

There has been some confusion around the net. http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/12/09/yahoo-to-close-brickhouse-by-end-of-year/ http://twitter.com/ccarmichael/statuses/1049692691 http://twitter.com/armoredtech/status/1049651550 http://twitter.com/clintlalonde/statuses/1049663508 http://twitter.com/armoredtech/statuses/1049650384 Yahoo Pipes will not be effected by the closing of Brickhouse. Pipes is currently under the Yahoo Open Social group. So don’t worry, your Pipes will still be around. Good luck to all the team members in Brickhouse and all of my [...]

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2-legged OAuth Javascript Function for YQL

Here is a 2-legged OAuth Javascript function that makes it easy to get YQL results into your Javascript application. First we want to include the oauth javascript libraries obtained from http://oauth.googlecode.com. <script type="text/javascript" src="http://oauth.googlecode.com/svn/code/javascript/oauth.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://oauth.googlecode.com/svn/code/javascript/sha1.js"></script> It’s probably best to download those files to your local server, instead of calling them directly from googlecode [...]

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YQL launches!

After many months of work, YQL has finally launched. It’s exciting to see such a powerful tool released that unifies many of Yahoo’s web services and allows mash ups from external sources. I created the console part of YQL, which is a small part in the YQL picture – but it allows developers to test [...]

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