BOSS is the great new search API from Yahoo! that provides almost everything you need to add search capabilities to your application or website. However the simplicity and ease of use of BOSS can be deceptive. The seemingly basic API can be used creatively for many different types of applications. I wrote a quick hack a few weeks ago that creates a photo mosaic from images found using the BOSS image search. This time I'll explain how to use BOSS to create an API library from a website that uses microformats.
Sau Sheong Chang
Engineering Director, Yahoo! Southeast Asia