Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

Hack India: Hyderabad — It’s a Wrap!

The energy at the 6th edition of Yahoo! Hack in India was electrifying as we counted down to the close of hacking at Yahoo! Hack Hyderabad, 2013. Over…

Internal Hackday Produces Record-Breaking 300 Hacks

Internal Hackday Produces Record-Breaking 300 Hacks

Yahoo! has been hosting internal Hackdays since 2005, and the traditio…

Demand is High for Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad

Demand is High for Yahoo! Hack India: Hyderabad

Photo credit to Reid Burke Since 2007, YDN has been hosting amazing Ha…

  • Yahoo! JavaScript Architect Douglas Crockford keynotes the 2007 Konfabulator Developer Day at Yahoo! on June 7, 2007. In this talk, he describes his own journey from skepticism about JavaScript to a deep appreciation for its power and elegance.

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    Duration: 40 minutes

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  • Coldfusion In The House

    Coldfusion has been around for more than ten years now, and, as a technology for quickly building dynamic web sites and web applications, it's more popular than ever. To help developers access Yahoo! Web Services using Coldfusion, we've now got a Coldfusion Developer Center on YDN. Wikipedia calls Adobe's Coldfusion an "application server and software development framework," but to the developers who use it, it's often the quickest way to get a dynamic web site up and running. First released in 1995, Coldfusion has evolved quite a bit over the years and now has books, user groups, and even open source clones. Thanks to Coldfusion pro Ray Camden for making this happen.

    Jason Levitt

  • ZoneTag is a little prototype that was developed by Yahoo! Research Berkeley. A look under the hood shows that it's built on top of a couple of interesting APIs that we're opening up. Anything that ZoneTag can do, you could do as well.

    Want to know the location of a cell tower? Update the location of a cell tower? Get a list of suggested tags for a location? Open your web service to any mobile ZoneTag user without having to do mobile programming? It's all possible! Have a look at the documentation.

    Don't forget, WhereCampSF is happening this weekend. What better place to meet other geo-hackers and geo-enthusiasts, and play with ZoneTag location web services?

    Dan Theurer

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  • Thanks to the folks in Yahoo! Search Marketing, we now have a home for the expanded documentation and resources about the Yahoo! Search Marketing (YSM) APIs here on YDN.
    There you'll find information about the API program, including how to get access, support, documentation, and so on.

    If you're an existing YSM API user, fear not. We haven't changed any of the technology. This is simply an effort to pull together more of the information into a single starting page here on the Yahoo! Developer Network.

    If you're not an existing YSM API user, take a few minutes and check out the program. Using the YSM APIs you can build a business using Yahoo's Sponsored Search marketplace. That means you can programmatically create advertisements that appear in search results on Yahoo! Search and other sites in the Yahoo! distribution network. The Getting Started Guide will give you an idea of what's available.

    As always, let us know what else we can be doing to make it easier to get started with

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  • Grady Booch is an IBM Fellow and one of the co-creators of UML. In this talk, he discusses the complex matrix of decisions and processes, both intentional and unintentional, that lead to the software designs and architectures upon which we increasingly rely in everyday life. This is a version of a talk originally given to the British Computer Society in honor of Alan Turing.

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    duration: 56 minutes

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  • Nicholas Zakas is an engineer on the team that brings you My Yahoo!, one of the most popular personalized portals on the web. In this talk, Zakas focuses on some fundamental concepts in the world of frontend engineering with an eye toward making code more maintainable.

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    duration: 42 minutes

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  • Web page designs are getting richer and richer, which means more scripts, stylesheets, images, and Flash in the page. A first-time visitor to your page may have to make several HTTP requests, but by using the Expires header you make those components cacheable. This avoids unnecessary HTTP requests on subsequent page views. Expires headers are most often used with images, but they should be used on all components including scripts, stylesheets, and Flash components.

    Browsers (and proxies) use a cache to reduce the number and size of HTTP requests, making web pages load faster. A web server uses the Expires header in the HTTP response to tell the client how long a component can be cached. This is a far future Expires header, telling the browser that this response won? be stale until April 15, 2010.

    Expires: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 20:00:00 GMT

    If your server is Apache, use the ExiresDefault directive to set an expiration date relative to the current date. This example of the ExpiresDefault

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  • Moving? Investing? Thinking about remodeling? Better do your homework first, starting withYahoo! Real Estate's new Home Values page. Launched this morning, the new page combines three APIs available right here on the Developer Network with two more from Zillow, to provide a 360-degree view of what homes are worth in the neighborhood of your choice.

    Yahoo! APIs In Use:

    • AJAX Maps - finds the home you're searching for, recently sold comparables, and nearby similar homes for sale.
    • Local Search - finds and displays local appraisers and customer ratings.
    • Answers Question Search - finds and displays questions and answers for the query "home value."

    Zillow APIs In Use:

    The Developer Network is thrilled to see another industrial-strength mash-up from the busy folks in Real Estate; January's School Search feature was their first. We hope to see many more in the

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  • Maker Faire: Rocked

    We're hearing good reviews from Maker Faire. Here's a taste, gathered together from 62 clips all hosted on Jumpcut. If you'd like to mix 'em yourself, hit the big green candy-like Edit button and swing away:

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    About halfway in, after the "people making stuff" title, you'll see Josh and Tarikh from uncommonprojects, leading a Ybox workshop section. Something like 23,000 pictures are already online via Flickr, including a bunch of silly Polaroids generated by the team at the Yahoo! booth, scanned by the nice guys from Sharp, and instantly uploaded via the Flickr API.

    Kent Brewster, Yahoo! Developer Network

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  • See You At Maker Faire

    Q: What do catapults, 3-D printers, art cars, wooden bicycles, Extreme Knitting, Survival Research Laboratories, pinball machines, battling robots, homebrew tribbles, Steve Wozniak, power tool drag races, and the Tarantulas Jug Band all have in common?

    Beneath the Battlebot

    A: They'll all be on hand this weekend at the San Mateo Expo Center, for the second installment of O'Reilly's Maker Faire. According to the organizers, Maker Faire is "a two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for creative, resourceful folks who like to tinker and love to make things. We call them Makers."

    YDN will be there in spirit, powering the APIs behind the Ybox, which won second prize at our first open Hack Day, last September. Josh, Tarikh, and a crew of Yahoos with absolutely no fear of soldering irons will be on hand to help members of the Maker Faire audience build their very own Yboxen. (What's a Ybox? It's a tiny set-top box

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