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106 items tagged “yahoo”


Browser Cache Usage—Exposed! Includes real numbers for browser cache usage on some of Yahoo!’s most popular pages.

# 7th January 2007, 10:20 pm / cache, performance, yahoo


Introducing Operator. New microformat detecting Firefox extension, developed at IBM and released by Mozilla Labs. Examples are from Yahoo! Local, Upcoming and Flickr.

# 18th December 2006, 4:36 pm / extension, firefox, ibm, microformats, flickr, mozilla, mozillalabs, upcoming, yahoo

Yahoo! aerial imagery in OpenStreetMap. Tracing is allowed. This should speed things up an awful lot.

# 4th December 2006, 1:17 pm / openstreetmap, yahoo, maps

Y! Cool Thing: Mapping The Globe. Yahoo! finally adds international maps, with great coverage.

# 10th November 2006, 10:55 pm / yahoo, maps

Yahoo! bookmarks uses symfony. Top reason for the decision was the excellent documentation.

# 9th November 2006, 12:28 pm / yahoo, php, symfony

Menuism on Y! BBAuth. 70% of new users chose to use their Yahoo! account rather than create a new one.

# 31st October 2006, 4:51 pm / yahoo, menuism, bbauth

Yahoo! Browser-Based Authentication (via) This is a Really Big Deal. Yahoo! has over 200 million /active/ user accounts.

# 29th September 2006, 7:21 pm / yahoo, bbauth, ydn

YDN Python Developer Center. Launched today: tips and tutorials on accessing Yahoo! Web services from Python.

# 8th August 2006, 8:57 pm / yahoo, ydn, python

Notes from my Yahoo! UI Library talk

I gave my talk on the Yahoo! User Interface Library here at XTech on Tuesday. There’s so much great stuff in the library that cramming it all in to 45 minutes proved impossible, so I ended up focusing on the utilities (dom, event, connection, animation and dragdrop) and providing an overview of the controls at the end.

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Yahoo! UI JavaScript treats

The Yahoo! Developer Network was updated yesterday with a veritable gold-mine of Exciting New Stuff, coinciding with the launch of the brand new Yahoo! User Interface Blog.

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Yahoo! UI Library. Open Source JavaScript widgets and libraries.

# 14th February 2006, 1:12 am / yui, yahoo, open-source, javascript


JSON and Yahoo!’s JavaScript APIs

I had the pleasure yesterday of seeing Douglas Crockford speak about JSON, the ultra-simple data interchange format he has been promoting as an alternative to XML. JSON is a subset of JavaScript, based around that language’s array, string and object literal syntax.

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Using JSON with Yahoo! Web Services (via) No more cross-domain script access problems.

# 15th December 2005, 11:53 pm / json, web-services, yahoo, ydn

Yahoo!’s new twist on mapping APIs

One of the most exciting things I’ve seen at Yahoo! since starting here has finally been made public: the new Yahoo Maps. The map application itself differs from many other recent map sites in being rendered entirely in Flash. This leaves far more scope for interface niceties, but doesn’t it reduce the scope for hacking that made things like Google Maps so much fun?

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Working for Yahoo!

I guess it’s about time I blogged this: Monday was my first official day working for Yahoo! I’ve joined the new Technology Development group, first mentioned by Jeremy Zawodny a couple of months ago. My first assignment is with the Flickr team, where I will be working on some Cool New Stuff. How exciting is that?

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