How does the Yahoo SDK (in PHP) compare to the Perl OpenID Authentication module (Net::OAuth -- http://search.cpan.org/~kgrennan/Net-OAuth-0.12/) in terms of functionality? Have we added any features to our SDK that are unique? And, if we have, can I port them over to the Perl module?
Hi Bob, the Yahoo PHP SDK provides wrappers not only for Yahoo OAuth, but also for the YOS APIs as well.
The Yahoo PHP SDK also handles session management for your web application, automatically mapping OAuth credentials to a browser session. Instead of invoking the REST APIs directly, the PHP SDK will automatically generate the HTTP request and return the results to your application. We highly recommend that you use the the official Yahoo PHP SDK if you can.