There are many different service pages on the Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN), like Updates, Placemaker, and Flickr. These pages outline our developer offerings and provide instruction on how to use our web services. While it's not uncommon for YDN to make changes to these pages, we don't normally blog about it. However, recently we did something a little bit different — and something that signals where we're heading with YDN this year.
Last week, we pushed changes to the service page for our popular Music API. On the new version of the page, we show how to use Yahoo! Query Language (YQL) to access music data. You've been able to access data via YQL for a while, but we are now strongly recommending to developers that YQL is the best way to use this API.
The main advantage of this YQL-based approach is easily demonstrated on the new page. In the past, we suggested reading the documentation first to gain an understanding of the API, before signing up for an API key. It was only then thatRead More »from The Yahoo! Music API and YQL