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…

  • Overview

    Do you enjoy peering into the abyss of structured data? Do floating swirls of abstraction wrapped in the churlish embrace of XML get your goat? Yeah, you got issues, but read on anyway. Please?

    Meet my baby-blue-eyed monstrosity, a humble yet raffish creature: the Yahoo! Social API Explorer.

    If you're one of those people who read case studies of criminal minds and learns assembly for kicks, you can find the code for the API Explorer on github. Or, to approach this beast in 11 easy steps, see the tutorial Exploring the Yahoo! Social APIs.

    Getting Started with the Mutant

    Wait, I have a little tale to tell.

    A few weeks ago, I was soul-searching, desperate for XML responses, JSON responses--even a lowly response header. After futilely poring over spools of internal wikis, I sought the office oracle on how to best document the Y! Social API Reference. "How do I quickly get response bodies from the APIs to put in the documentation?" I asked. The oracle looked askance at me, made a

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  • ??????????from Tokyo! Every Thursday is Tech Thursday where we share a random assortment of technical links we found and liked.

    Read More »from Tech Thursday – CouchDB book, writing better docs and APIs, casting box shadows and being a CSI expert
  • I just want to say something upfront. This post is full of superlatives, but that's just how JSConf was, and frankly it deserves every one.

    Earlier this year we raved about the first JSConf that happened in Washington DC. Well, they took the format over Atlantic to Germany and last week JSConf was back as strong as ever. As a front-end engineer, JSConf continues to be one of my all-time favourite conferences.

    Where to start describing it? Let's take a look at the line-up; Doug Crockford, John Resig, Dion Almaer, Thomas Fuchs... add representatives and users from every major library to these industry leaders and you've got a heck of a mix. One of the things I really enjoyed about the conference was the incredible amount of smart people. Everyone really got JavaScript and the talks were really deep, no-one pulled their punches. Some people even took the chance to get their hero's autograph (yes that's Crockford's).

    The venue was incredible too. If you've never been to Berlin before, it's

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  • The Real-Time Web… in Real Time

    I'm happy to be returning to Denver to the Defrag conference again this year. It's an event I wouldn't miss, and a tribe of folks I really enjoying learning from and engaging with on behalf of Yahoo!.

    One of the big themes here continues to be the conversational web -- the principle that communications of all kinds, in the web era, are two-way. Marketing is increasingly happening on services like Twitter, enterprise communication tools look more and more like social networks, and so forth. You can't talk at your partners/customers/friends; you can only talk with/listen to.

    Another current and increasingly important theme on the web is the real-time web -- the idea that all of these conversations are happening in real time. And that if you're not watching the stream of what's happening, you're going to miss important opportunities. I know that will be a big topic at Defrag, along with the topic of which tools companies are using to participate and manage their participation in the

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  • Alex Lines is "hacker in residence" at Betaworks. Yahoo Developer Network caught up with him in Manhattan's Madison Square Park on a breezy autumn day last month. Alex spoke about some of the things he learned from building Path 101 with co-founder Charlie O'Donnell, and about the new technologies and trends that are grabbing his attention now.

    He mentions the new "No SQL" space: non-relational key value stores, distributed hash tables, products like Tokyo Cabinet, Cassandra, Voldemort, and others. He's also paying attention to core infrastructure for scaling the web, asynchronous queue servers like Gearman, and talks about the power of real-time data, like the value of location data that emerges from services like FourSquare, once you provide a social filter for context and relevance.

    Read More »from Developer Spotlight – Alex Lines
  • Yahoo! is hosting the Bay Area Hadoop User Group (HUG) next week on Wednesday, November 18. Whether you are an active submitter of patches or completely new to Hadoop -- we'd love to see you.

    Learn more about Hadoop and see some of the great ways people are using it to process their data. The notes and slides from previous meetups can be found on the Yahoo! Hadoop blog.

    You can sign-up and view the agenda for the upcoming meetup on the Bay Area HUG Meetup page . It's happening on Wednesday 18 November at the Yahoo! Sunnyvale campus (see Meetup page for location specifics) at 6pm.

    This is the last HUG for 2009, as the December HUG is canceled due to the holidays.

    Hope to see you there next week.

    Dekel Tankel
    Director, product management, cloud computing