d.Construct: Web Services for fun & Profit
As an example, they’re talking about how to build a login form. They’re covering how you can’t just talk directly to a database. You need to use an API to get scalability and reliability.
They go on to talk about Yahoo Hack Days, which sound incredibly cool. It’s a big part of helping Yahoo to innovate.
Showing off all the APIs available on developer.yahoo.com. They talked about Rollyo as a commercial user of the APIs. But really impressive is Matt Biddulph’s use of the term extraction API to find out relationships between politicians.
- Web Services make huge sites possible
- Web Services help to build new products faster
- Web Services help to encourage innovation
- Web Services aren’t just for internal use