Thursday, July 15, 2010

My bookmarks for 07/15/2010

  • "Yahoo offers a system for people to access their APIs called the Yahoo Query Language, or YQL. YQL is a SQL-style language that turns information on the web into virtual databases that can be queried by end users. So if you want to, for example, search the web for the term “elephant,” all you need to do is to use the following statement:"

    tags: web service yql yahoo development

  • "Would you like to test drive the latest version of Google’s Android OS without buying a new mobile device? Here’s how you can run Android on your PC for free with the Android SDK Emulator.

    Android is the latest mobile OS to take the world by storm, but everyone doesn’t have access to the latest mobile devices. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to run Android on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer. Google provides an Android emulator with their SDK, which is designed to let developers test their apps on Android before running them on handsets. We can use this to test drive Android on our computer, here’s how to do it."

    tags: android google development

  • "URD is a program to download binaries from usenet (newsgroups) through a web interface.

    While some other programs offer similar services (e.g. Ninan, Sabnzbd), URD doesn’t need external NZB files to function. URD lets you subscribe to newsgroups, and will then automatically analyse those articles to form downloadable ‘sets’, consisting of all the files belonging to a specific upload. These sets are displayed, and through point and click you can be downloading a binary in no time."

    tags: downloader usenet

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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