Tutorial: scraping and turning a web site into a widget with YQL
Benefits of using YQL
YQL gives you a lot of flexibility when it comes to remixing the web and filtering the results. You can: mix and match APIs, filter results, simplify authentication, use in console or from code, minimal research of documentation, caching of results, proxied on Yahoos servers
Rickrolling Google translate with YQL – Rickrollwhisper
This morning I found this wonderful blog post that shows what happens when you run the “never gonna give you up” aka. RickRoll lyrics through an automated translation tool and back into English. This has been a classic time waster using Babelfish in the past for me and I thought we could knock it up a notch and used YQL and the Google Translation API to automate this process.
RSS2map – a Placemaker/Yahoo Maps mashup generator script