simpleyql, a free Java library to ease YQL+OAuth development
I am one of the developers of simpleyql, a library that simplifies the development of Java applications that need to use OAuth-authenticated YQL APIs.
It may help Java developers that got a bit unmotivated by the complexity of the oAuth core library (simpleyql is built upon it, but hides its complexity by being Yahoo-specific and doing some assumptions).
If you want to see it in action, check MemeThis (a Y! Meme add-on that uset this library), which is free software, just as simpleyql. An interesting aspect is that it's hosted on Google App Engine(*), showcasing how people can combine Google and Yahoo! services to build new functionality and make it available at zero cost!
* simpleyql was designed with GAE as an option in mind, but will work as well on standard web containers.
Hi Chester, I'm the editor for the Yahoo Developer Network blog (developer.yahoo.com/blog ) and we'd love to publish a story about simpleyql and a little more detail about how and why you developed it to support your development of memethis.
We could do this in a Q& A format to make it easier for you. Please email me directly off-list if you are interested: havi at yahoo-inc dot com -- I'd be happy to publish and help promote and share your work. Thanks!