Category Archives: yql

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 [...]

YQL @ Open Hack Day Bangalore

I recently had the opportunity to give a tech talk on YQL at OpenHackday ’09 in Bangalore. Open Hack Day was an awesome event. It was very well organized and provided the ideal medium for hackers to put forth their ideas.

YQL Social Queries (FAQ)

YQL Queries FAQ: YQL provides tables which let you access the social profiles, connections, contacts as well as updates of a Yahoo User. The actual apis around which YQL builds can be found at A compilation of questions and answers on the various social tables provided by YQL are listed below. More specifically, this [...]

OAuth-ify this: 2 Legged OAuth service for YQL

Introducing OAuth-ify/OAuthProxy, a service that performs two legged OAuth calls to backend webservices. As of today it only supports YQL. Motivation: With two-legged OAuth, there are only two parties involved i.e. the consumer of the api and the service provider. It doesn’t deal with user credentials or other private data that come into the picture [...]