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Nagesh Susarla, Yahoo!

The Yahoo! Query Language is an expressive SQL-like language that lets you query, filter, and join data across Web services. Yahoo! and other websites across the Internet make much of their structured data available to developers, primarily through Web services. To access and query these services, developers traditionally endure the pain of locating the right URLs and documentation to access and query each Web service. With YQL, developers can access and shape data across the Internet through one simple language, eliminating the need to learn how to call different APIs.
In this talk, we'll cover the motivation for YQL followed by the various features which make YQL a developers' best friend when it comes to accessing Web services across the internet.