Category Archives: tools

Keeping secrets safe with YQL Storage

Just FYI, this is not a discussion on self-help to keep you from divulging your deep and dark secrets in real life. It’s about YQL and the various web secrets such as API keys, Consumer Keys and other key-secrets for personal use which you’d rather not give out to anyone visiting your web applications. With [...]

Shorten URL’s with Bitly using YQL

Bitly is a great URL shortener which also provides a very neat API. If you’re as API driven as me and love to automate the tasks around you, you’ll be happy to note that there is a new open data table that can shorten URL’s using YQL.

YQL Execute Screencast & Tutorial

On 29th April ’09 we released YQL Execute out into the open. You can find the actual release blog on We also released the following screencast which gives an overview of YQL Execute. Here’s the direct link to the YQL Execute Screencast on YDN. In the screencast, Sam Pullara gives an introduction to YQL [...]

Eclipse keyboard shortcuts anyone?

I happen to be an IntelliJ fan but seeing many of my collegues use eclipse, I decided to give it a try. The experience was really good. I could add have various unrelated projects open in the same navigation bar and work on a single one in the editor. I typically have a few skunkworks [...]