The "other guys" recently launched a "Code Playground" (ala W3Schools) which is friggin' awesome. I would love to see it on the YDN. We senior guys can coach our teams with it very easily.
... "We need a map with custom map points for each of a client's locations...PRONTO!" Blam! Now make it hot. ... "So, Client So-And-So absolutely needs that whatchmadoodle posted posthaste. The Director Lady is being a total douche about it!" Whatevs...Copy...Paste...Customize...Deploy...Save Marketing Dude's tale..Blickety-cow! ... "Hey Mashup Saavy Marketing Dude, just play over here until it represents the feature set you want. Then submit your request with the particular details." An ADD Dude gets to play for hours, and we don't get aggravated by his ass. Win-Win in my book!
Pointy-Haired-Bossed, Take Note!
What I'm saying is their tool (he said tool..hehe) makes production easier for us in the field. Turnover happens with us companies out here developing sites for the almighty smackeroo. That said, we sometimes get inexperienced, yet talented, noobs walking in the door who are new to mashups and we typically need to school them in the arena. Neophytes on your platform need some lovin' too! If you have tried coaching someone through using one of your API's, it's kinda a bitch.
We really dig Y! goodies and don't want to stray for too long. Swoon us back with a Sandbox! In the immortal words of Ben Stiller on Starsky & Hutch.... "Do it!"