February developer highlights
Another month, another flurry of developer tips, examples, and payments news. Let’s review, shall we?
I published the second part of my two part “Divining DevZone Insight from Filtered Feeds and Deep Pages” article series in February. The first article in the series delved into the sources of content and took the initial approach of using YQL within Yahoo Pipes to get at blog post, article, and book excerpt data. It also uncovered problems with some initial assumptions about the RSS streams providing the data. This second and final article in the series uses the RSS property
numItems and some Python code to solve the remaining issues and analyze the stream data.
This data is used to produce topic-filtered DevZone content bundles, a sitemap of sorts. It also discusses the topics via a set of graphs showing topic mentions across DevZone content.
It you’re interested in using YQL in a programming language, especially in Python, I’d recommend checking this article out.
February blog posts included:
- Web API power tools: Steps to RESTful programming bliss – discussed my general approach to creating RESTful web API calls using API documentation, a console such as those from Apigee, and cURL
- Web API power tools: One tool to bind them all – focuses on using YQL to make a variety of web API calls; example YQL select statements along with the REST API calls generated by them
- Web API power tools: PayPal transactions via YQL – discusses the relatively new PayPal YQL bindings and how to use them
- Is this the content you want from X.com? – my request to you to look at the topic content we created in the article discussed above and make your own requests and recommendations for content you’d like to see added to the PayPal X Developer Network DevZone.
- Facebook should go all the way – why and how Facebook could truly blow the doors off of event location information, and location information overall, by allowing more than just the “Big 3” search engines to index its events which now contain places geo-information
- PayPal, Apple, and Google fight for your subscriptions – All three want you to use their subscription payment platfom, but which will you choose?
Read the complete post on the PayPal X Developer Network to access links to related development and payments news.