The Yahoo Pipes Documentation Project – Initial Thoughts

One of the issues I keep coming across when trying to get folk interested in using Yahoo Pipes is the question of what happens if Yahoo Pipes Dies? I tend to post a lot of screenshots from some of the pipes I build, so I’d stand some chance of recreating them elsewhere, but this is … Continue reading “The Yahoo Pipes Documentation Project – Initial Thoughts”

Some of My Dev8D Tinkerings – Yahoo Pipes Quick Start Guide, Cross-Domain JSON with JQuery and Council Committee Treemaps from OpenlyLocal

One of the goals I set myself for this year’s Dev8D was to get round to actually using some of the things I’ve been meaning to try out for ages, particularly Google App Store and JQuery, and also to have a push on some of the many languishing “projects” I’ve started over the last year, … Continue reading “Some of My Dev8D Tinkerings – Yahoo Pipes Quick Start Guide, Cross-Domain JSON with JQuery and Council Committee Treemaps from OpenlyLocal”

Starting to Think About a Yahoo Pipes Code Generator

Following a marathon session demoing Yahoo Pipes yesterday (the slides I didn’t really use but pretty much covered are available here) I thought I’d start to have a look at what would be involved in generating a Pipes2PHP, Pipes2Py, or Pipes2JS conversion tool as I’ve alluded to before (What Happens If Yahoo! Pipes Dies?)… So … Continue reading “Starting to Think About a Yahoo Pipes Code Generator”

Calling One YQL Query Keyed by Another in Yahoo Pipes

The following isn’t on of my hacks – it comes from @pjdonnelly – but it contains a pattern I’d like to remember so I’m blogging it anyway…;-) The issue it addresses is how to make on YQL query based on another. Once you see the pattern, it’s obvious… Call the first query to retrieve a … Continue reading “Calling One YQL Query Keyed by Another in Yahoo Pipes”

Programming Pipes With Delicious and Sharing data.gov.uk SPARQL Queries As A Result

In the post Sharing Linked Data Queries With Mortals… I described a rather clunky pattern for sharing SPARQL queries onto a data.gov.uk sparql endpoint using delicious, along with a Yahoo pipe to generate a SPARQLProxy URI that identified a CSV formatted output from the query that could be consumed in something like Google spreadsheets (e.g. … Continue reading “Programming Pipes With Delicious and Sharing data.gov.uk SPARQL Queries As A Result”

Getting Started with data.gov.uk, Triplr SPARYQL and Yahoo Pipes

RDF, SPARQL and the semantic web are too scarey for mortals, right? So here’s a hopefully easier way in for those of us who are put off by the syntactic nightmare that defines the world of formal Linked Data: Yahoo Pipes :-) A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to get one of the … Continue reading “Getting Started with data.gov.uk, Triplr SPARYQL and Yahoo Pipes”

Handling Yahoo Pipes Serialised PHP Output

One of the output formats supported by Yahoo Pipes is a PHP style array. In this post, which describes a way of seeing how well connected a particular Twitter user is to other Twitterers who have recently used a particular hashtag, I’ll show you how it can b used. The following snippet, (cribbed from Coding … Continue reading “Handling Yahoo Pipes Serialised PHP Output”

Mash Oop North – Pipes Mashup by Way of an Apology

Following my total melt-down at Mash Oop North earlier today, (sorry, folks:-( here’s a walkthrough of a Yahoo pipe that I had intended to demonstrate properly… The context is a feed powered mechanism for tracking new articles in academic journals. The starting point is jOPML, a service created by Scott Wilson that allows you to … Continue reading “Mash Oop North – Pipes Mashup by Way of an Apology”