Christian Heilmann

Building quick web applications by using YQL and YUI as building blocks

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

This is a talk I gave two days ago in the Sunnyvale office of Yahoo explaining how I built some of the sites you might have seen like Keywordfinder, GeoMaker, GooHooBi or UK House Prices.

There is actually no magic to it – I am not a superhuman developer. The main trick to build products like that really fast is to use building blocks that work, separate concerns of the application (APIs for the backend returning HTML, JavaScript for behaviour and Ajax and CSS for look and feel).

Without further ado, here is the slide deck for you to go through:

The audio recording

The audio of the talk is available on archive.org

The preview in the slides

One new demo I built for the talk was Flickr Collector which allows you to quickly collect photos from flickr and get the source code for them easily add them to blog posts and articles.

Flickr collector by  you.

The source codes

The talk was filmed and will be available on the YUI Theater soon.

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