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  • Yahoo! Updates from Hadoop Summit 2010

    The Hadoop Summit of 2010 started off with a vuvuzela blast from Blake Irving, Chief Product Officer for Yahoo. Yahoo delivered keynote addresses that outlined the scale of their use, technical directions for their contributions, and architectural patterns in how they apply the technology.

  • Yahoo! Offers Its Traffic Server to Apache

    Shelton Shugar, SVP Cloud Computing at Yahoo!, has announced the donation of its Traffic Server (TS), an HTTP cache server, to Apache during his keynote at Cloud Computing Conference.

  • Presentation: Pipes and Y! Query Language

    In this presentation filmed during QCon SF 2008, Jonathan Trevor presents two Yahoo! technologies: Pipes and Y! Query Language (YQL). Both technologies can be used to process data obtained from various sources, but while Pipes is limited to Yahoo web services, YQL can process many types of data.

  • Presentation: Ian Flint Explains Yahoo! Communities Architectures

    In this presentation, Ian Flint, Director of Operations for Bix, Yahoo!’s online contest service, tries to explain the infrastructure and architecture employed by Yahoo! to keep going a multitude of servers running of different platforms and offering different services.

  • Flash Content Now Searchable

    In Adobe’s continuing push to eliminate the common objections to Flash adoption comes news that SWF files, the binary format for the Flash Player, is now indexable by Google and Yahoo’s search engines. This is important news for application developers using or considering using Adobe Flex, and the resulting applications will now be searchable.

  • Royal Pingdom Conducts JavaScript Framework Usage Survey

    Royal Pingdom recently released a survey of 200 popular websites detailing which sites use which Javascript frameworks.

  • Presentation: Leveraging the Web for Services at Yahoo!

    In a presentation recorded at QCon, Mark Nottingham, a "Principal Technical Yahoo!", provided some insight into how the Yahoo! Media Group uses the Web, and not Web services, to build its SOA variant. According to Mark, the Yahoo! Media Group gains significant advantages by using HTTP RESTfully, especially by exploiting caching opportunities.

  • Is the future of JavaScript ECMAScript 4?

    The discussion on the future of ECMAScript has been quite lively lately. Brendan Eich kicked off a flurry of posts about ECMAScript 4 and if that is the right path.

  • QCon: REST for SOA at Yahoo!

    In his talk at the QCon conference, Mark Nottingham, a "Principal Technical Yahoo!", provided some insight into how the Yahoo! Media Group uses the Web, and not Web services, to build its SOA variant. According to Mark, the Yahoo! Media Group gains significant advantages by using HTTP RESTfully, especially by exploiting caching opportunities.

  • Yahoo! Launches Ruby Developer Center

    Yahoo! progresses with its support of Ruby with the opening of a "Ruby Developer Center" for Ruby developers who wish to access Yahoo's services.

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