The Yahoo! API

Hooray! for the Yahoo! API! A bit of Perl fun…

Hooray! for the Yahoo! API!

Inspired slightly by what Russell did with it in JSP for a video search, I felt compelled to crank out a simple example in Perl, though I choose to do a local search. See the results in my Yahoo! Local Search.

Looking for beer near my house? You got it!

I don’t care what people say, REST is cool. I didn’t even really need to read any docs or look at sample code, as it’s just a matter of building a URI getting the resuls (in XML) and converting it to HTML. Perl does all that quite well.

I will be the first to admit that this is not exactly “production ready” as it only underwent minimal testing. But then again, writing and testing it all took well under an hour…

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