My group at Yahoo! is looking for talented people to join our team. We build tools and infrastructure for developing Web services in the company (the HTTP kind, not the SOAP one), and we also set standards and provide guidance to developers when designing them. We are part of the Yahoo! Open Strategy group.
We’re looking for different profiles:
- People with knowledge of Web services technologies and concepts: XML, JSON, HTTP, resources, etc.
- Developers coding in C/C++, who understand HTTP; knowing how to write PHP, Perl, Java extensions a plus
- Developers coding in C/C++, who understand HTTP and in particular authentication; knowledge of Apache internals a plus
- A product manager for those tools and working with the rest of the company
If you’d like to join the fun, drop me an email.
If you want to learn more about Yahoo! Open Strategy, here’s the presentation from our CTO at the Web 2.0 Expo:
And below is a deeper look provided by Neal Sample:
I discovered today that Yahoo! Search has a concept of open shortcuts similar to Gerald’s Do The Right Thing script or Mozilla’s Smart Keywords.
To see which ones are available to you, try !list.
Having recently played with Yahoo! Search, I realized that one thing was missing for me to use it daily: Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky function.
I don’t type URLs; I use Google’s I’m Feeling Lucky function for that. I don’t need to remember whether I need to type
http://www.whitehouse.gov/, I just type
white house and trust a search engine to know the answer better than I do and to take me there.
Yahoo! has Instant Search which is similar; it’s cool technically, but it doesn’t do it for me as it’s harder to integrate into my start page compared to just adding another submit button.
However, I did see some advantages to using Yahoo! Search. Yahoo! has a large number of services (TV schedule, movie reviews, weather service, etc.), and their search engine gives you access to those services in a well integrated way.
Something interesting that I discovered while doing Take Me There and working on a SOAP & Ajax validation tool for the W3C validators is that, using
XMLHttpRequest() to do an HTTP
Anyway, it’s there for people to play with: Take Me There!