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what is yahoo api??

Discussion in 'Yahoo API' started by LOD, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. #1
    can someone please tell me what is yahoo api??
    sorry kinda new here.. :eek:
     
    LOD, Aug 27, 2009 IP
  2. crohole

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    Application programming interface (API) is an interface in computer science that defines the ways by which an application program may request services from libraries and/or operating systems.[1][2][3] An API determines the vocabulary and calling conventions the programmer should employ to use the services. It may include specifications for routines, data structures, object classes and protocols used to communicate between the requesting software and the library. You can find it in :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface

    I hope that will be help you out.
     
    crohole, Aug 29, 2009 IP
  3. LOD

    LOD Member

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    dude i said i'm new... :eek:
    anyhow thanks for reply...
    but it would be better if someone could show an example or use of yahoo api..
     
    LOD, Aug 29, 2009 IP
  4. Interpersonal

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    I agree with the above post. I still have no idea what an API is after that explaination. :confused:
     
    Interpersonal, Sep 29, 2009 IP
  5. Deus Ex

    Deus Ex Peon

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    An API just is a way for data to stream from one place (say, Yahoo!'s data centers) to your site through a command given through the api. The coding is usually in PHP and you can edit the code to your liking.

    An API is an access point to use the content and data from Yahoo! for your site(s)
     
    Deus Ex, Oct 9, 2009 IP
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    Yahoo api means yahoo programatically exposing its backend services through a convenient frontend to third parties and other interested people. Example of such yahoo api is Yahoo BOSS api , the api by which you can access yahoo search results by following a protocol.
     
    Traffic-Bug, Oct 9, 2009 IP
  7. Deus Ex

    Deus Ex Peon

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    I need to understand more about Yahoo! BOSS, I've always just worked with it as Yahoo! APIs, is boss the platform for xml or is it for the coding portion OR for both coding and xml??
     
    Deus Ex, Oct 9, 2009 IP
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    I am also confused about Yahoo API. How i get a yahoo API
    from site explorer i try several time but can't understand form... how to fill it?
     
    mobixone, Oct 18, 2009 IP
  9. dtrainer

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    Don't worry you are not the only one :)))
     
    dtrainer, Oct 27, 2009 IP
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    is yahoo api's used for website promotion??? if yes,then tell how ??
     
    ravikant12, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    Yea, that guy's answer is definitely complicated. I still don't understand what API is...
     
    blogaboutnothin, Dec 23, 2009 IP
  12. tigertheman

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    Can Yahoo maps do like shown here in this site :

    http://www.nepalesemap.com/maps/haiti.html
     
    tigertheman, Jan 16, 2010 IP
  13. www.livingsuburb.com.au

    www.livingsuburb.com.au Peon

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    From my understanding API is Application Programming Interface..... a set of functions are made publicly so other can use the benefit but they can't see the mechanism in lower layer.....
     
    www.livingsuburb.com.au, Jan 23, 2010 IP
  14. Anto Vimal Ratharaj

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    #14
    :D
    Interested guys could try and understand it

    The following sample codes are available for EWS APIs :

    AddAdGroup.java - Java client sample for addAdGroup AdGroupService API
    AddAds.java - Java client sample for addAds AdService API
    AddCampaign.java - Java client sample for addCampaign CampaignService API
    AddExcludedWordsToAdGroup.java - Java client sample for addExcludedWordsToAdGroup ExcludedWordsService API
    AddKeywords.java - Java client sample for addKeywords KeywordService API

    Some search could get u detailed steps to use the above.
     
    Anto Vimal Ratharaj, Jan 30, 2010 IP
  15. SeoKungFu

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    API stands for "Application Programming Interface", and of course interface is the meeting point, the contact between your programs and the service providers so called backend, which is also different set of programs, put simple.

    In this case Y! APIs are the communication functions that you call to perform what they are offering you.
    Hope that clarifies it a bit more.
     
    SeoKungFu, Jan 30, 2010 IP
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    Ya ,its difficult to understand. may be they might have a video about yahoo API.. in youtube...Check that out ,videos can be easily understood.
     
    Gowthamtech, May 20, 2011 IP
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    An API is a development tool offered by another company to make it easier for programmers and developers to integrate their applications with that website. An API gives access to the core functions and data streams than otherwise would have been possible. For example, I used the Yahoo Answers API to create my latest app.
     
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    me too....what is API?
     
    dolphin, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    HELLO
    yahoo API is yahoo application programming interface
    you can plot points on a map with features like custom descriptions, URLs, labels, groups, icons and more. Your data inputs need to be formatted in Web-standard RSS format with either longitude/latitude or address information, as you like. All Yahoo! Maps APIs can take actual address information and process the geocoding for you. No more messing with preprocessing to generate XML already encoded with latitude/longitude!.
     
    Warrichpk, Jul 19, 2011 IP
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    Also for more information regarding Yahoo API and also Yahoo API tools just check it out below link I hope its helpful to you ..........

    Developer.yahoo.com/everything.html
     
    Atco-maart, Nov 3, 2011 IP