Blog Posts by Jeremy Zawodny
Not too long ago someone mentioned that it wasn't obvious how to get in touch with those of us on the Yahoo! Developer Network team. That surprised me until I took a fresh look at our web site myself.
It turns out that if you aren't using one of the API specific mailing lists we've setup, there really isn't an obvious route to us. To partially help that (we have more planned), we'll be enabling comments on all future posts to the YDN blog.
Of course we'll be on the lookout for spam (a sad fact of online life). We've also added our standard comment policy in the sidebar. As long as things stay on topic and respectful, there's shouldn't be much trouble.
[Seriously: please keep comments relevant to the Yahoo! Developer Network. I've been removing a lot of off-topic comments here recently.]
First off, here's our New PHP5-compatible API Wrapper. It's a pretty early release, so i've put up a wiki page detailing how to get started with the PHP5 API Wrapper. My wrapper beta testers tell me that although there are some issues they had to figure out with the example code, the class itself is generally working for them. If you have feedback, please post a note in the talk page for the wrapper.
We also are introducing of the new state.getInfo and country.getInfo methods, available by popular demand. Also, the method has been modified to accept the new "show" parameter, allowing you to retrieve a user's watchlist history, upcoming events, or the watchlist across all time.
This should fix the limitations that were preventing some developers from fetching a complete user history from the API.
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For those of you who would like to attend, i'll be at the Open Hack Day,
Many of us on the YDN team use social bookmarking services like del.icio.us and My Web to bookmark and tag interesting stuff we come across. And, believe it or not, some of it is even related to what we're doing on the Yahoo! Developer Network (code, APIs, hack day, you name it).
I recently wrote a script that pulls those links from each service, finds those tagged with "ydn" and then adds them to our group linkblog. The links haven't been exposed yet on the site (that'll happen soon), but there's an RSS feed available.
If you're interested in seeing how it all works, I can put some code up and document things a bit more too.
I'd suggest that you post a comment, but we (and by "we" I mean "I") need to get comments turned back on here. Stayed tuned for that too. Until then, you can send email. How's that for self-motivation? :-)
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- Jeremy Zawodny | YDN Blog – Tue, Aug 8, 2006 5:56 PM EDT
In addition, this is a big week in the Web Search world. The annual Search Engine Strategies Conference is in town (San Jose) and packed full of search and on-line marketing talks, presentations, and panels. On Thursday morning (at... yawn, 9am), I'll be on a panel simply called "Search APIs." As you'd expect, I'll talk briefly about our Search APIs and answer questions. :-)
Hopefully I'll see some of you there.
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I always enjoy attending OSCON (I've been to all of them--scary!), and this year was no exception. The talks I attended easily held my interest and the people, as always, were top-notch. Lots of good geek-out time was had by all.
And giving out YDN t-shirts at the Yahoo! booth meant getting a chance to find out what people do and don't know about the APIs we offer. In fact, I made a point of quizzing booth visitors to see which Yahoo! APIs they knew of. Our Maps and Geocoding APIs were especially popular.
But I surprised people most often with YUI, our BSD Licensed User Interface library. Each time I'd describe some of the cool things you can do with it and someone would say, "that's great... but are you actually using it on Yahoo?"
"Of course we are!"Read More »from OSCON Wrap-Up: Talks, People, Shirts, and YUI